A Perfect Match: Conceptual Chemistry + eScience Lab Kits

CC5eCoverFirst, you should know that each of our textbooks hosts many hands-on activities right at the back of each chapter. For many home schools, these activities suffice as the “laboratory” component of their Conceptual Academy science course. As evidence of this, please sign up for our “Mini-Experiments” newsletter. You’ll find we also have dedicated lab manuals for each of our titles. These lab manuals are readily available online and many of the activities within these manuals can be safely performed at home with common materials. That said, we recognize it would also be valuable to offer pre-made lab kits custom designed to follow the curriculum of each of our Conceptual Academy courses.

eScienceLogoFor home schools looking for this added resource, John has been working with the folks at eScience Labs to develop chemistry lab kits customized to his Conceptual Chemistry curriculum. The goal was to create a kit that would offer exciting hands-on experiences with key chemistry concepts for a reasonable price. Like a kid in a candy store, he picked his favorite 34 experiments, collated into 21 units. The price tag was pretty much up there. So, he tried again, painfully removing activities to come up with a healthy 22 experiments (14 units). This looked like a sweet spot. But to bring even more affordability, he narrowed it down to the most essential 16 experiments (10 units). Then he thought: Why not offer all three kits to home schools using his curriculum? The folks at eScience Labs have also graciously provided a special 10% discount to visitors of LearnScience.Academy. Thus was born our Conceptual Chemistry/eScience Lab Kits with a special 10% discount for any LearnScience.Academy visitor.

Not to lose out on a teaching opportunity, John named these kits: Helium, Neon, and Argon. Helium, of course, is the lightest noble gas. Neon is the brightest (when electrified). Argon is the most abundant—indeed, our atmosphere is about 1% argon, which is much more abundant than either neon or helium (which tend to float upward into outer space).

PLEASE NOTE: You will first need to create an account with eScienceLabs. You will then go to their “Have a code?” page where you can use any of these codes:

  • Helium, 16 experiments, 10 units, $148.50 + shipping: Product Code: Kit4512
  • Neon, 22 experiments, 14 units, $197.10 + shipping: Product Code: Kit4511
  • Argon, 34 experiments, 21 units, $238.50 + shipping: Product Code: Kit4510

You’ll clearly want more information about them. To start, click on the following image to see it as a high resolution .pdf file. Scroll down further and you’ll see a link for a .pdf collating the full suite of labs (Argon) to the Conceptual Chemistry chapters. And, of course, be sure to explore the eScience Labs website for more information and samples.


Click the above image for a magnified view of this flyer showing the three chemistry lab kits. Click the below image for a .pdf showing how these labs integrate into the Conceptual Chemistry table of contents: