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Ward's Science has cool hands-on science lessons. Everything comes in the box and you're ready to engage your students. Recently I tested three of these science kits and in this blog post, I'll share a review of these kits and how you can save 15% and get free shipping on your future order before October 31, 2019. Additionally, I'll share information on engaging students in hands-on science learning.

Hands on science is fun

This post is sponsored by Ward's Science. All opinions are my own. Kits were tested by a middle school science teacher in my school.

Save 15%. Cool Cat Teacher readers Get 15% off your order total Plus Free Shipping with exclusive promo code WardsWorld15CC. (See details for how to redeem this code at the bottom of this post.)

What Kits Did We Test?

We selected some kits to get students excited about matter and also sustainability and water. I appreciate that these are aligned to Next Generation Science standards and that everything is included and ready to go.

  1. Clearing the Water Kit: In this kit, students design a water filtration kit. Everything is included for fifteen groups of Hands on sciencestudents as they model one step of the water filtration process.  Kit aligned to Next Gen standards MS-ESS3-3, MS-ETS1-1, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3
  2. Green Chemistry: The Production of Biodiesel: In this experiment, students will make crude biodiesel and understand more about “green chemistry.” This also includes enough for 15 lab groups.
  3. Properties of Matter: What is Oobleck? This is the perfect lesson for introducing matter as students back the solid/liquid Oobleck. Students learn the properties of matter and the differences between solids and liquids. While this is recommended for younger students, it is also a great introductory lesson about matter and includes enough for ten lab groups.

Many more kits are available on the Ward's Science site. Save 15% and get free shipping before October 31 by using the code WardsWorld15CC at check out. (See promotion details at the bottom of this post.)

Also check out teacher grants and funding services for teachers.

Why Hands-On Science?

Recently, I had teen genius, Gitanjali Rao, on the 10 Minute Teacher podcast and she made it clear that when her teachers started teaching science with hands-on experiments that she started learning and understanding science. She said that lecture and taking notes didn't teach her anything.

hands on science ward's science

My friend DeMarco opened his kit and was ready to teach the lesson with handouts, lab groups and ready to use materials.

But the challenge with hands-on science is that it can be difficult to assemble the materials, organize the plans, and arrange things for effective lab groups. Ward's Science makes this easy for science teachers. Check out their three catalogs:


So, if you're ready to get hands-on in a simple way, check out Ward's Science and get some kits  and get students engaged and excited.

Ward's Science had it ready to go.

Kits came ready to use with students.

Promotion Exclusions

Offer valid on the web only at To activate the offer, use promo code at checkout. Offer expires 10/31/19. Free shipping includes standard ground shipping only and excludes items with hazardous shipping; standard hazardous shipping fees will apply. Unless otherwise specified, contract discounts and special offers may not be applied to any item priced with a final digit of ‘9’ (i.e. $6.99; $10.09; $129.99.) Offer excludes Somso models due to the custom nature of the product. Offer excludes all Triumph Board products. Promotional discounts also may not be combined with other offers, discounts, contracts, or promotions. For more details, visit Selected items may be or contain chemicals, live materials, or hazardous materials and may be restricted for purchase by educational institutions only. To purchase restricted items, please log into with your Full Web Profile, or create a new Full Web Profile here using your school’s Shipping Account Number. A full profile also allows you to pay with purchase orders, receive tax exemptions, contract pricing (if applicable), and other advanced features. Don’t know your Shipping Account Number or not sure what it is? We can help. Email or Click to Chat on the profile registration page and a Ward’s Science representative will help you locate your Shipping Account Number or apply for a new one

Disclosure of Material Connection:

This is a “sponsored blog post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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