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These burners are all available from Home Science Tools at competitve prices—watch our video to learn more and then click on the alcohol lamp name or picture below to read details. Alcohol Lamp & Stand Set This set includes a metal alcohol lamp with wickless burner tip and a metal stand to hold beakers, […]
Lab experiments and chemical reactions are one of the most memorable ways to teach and learn chemistry, not to mention a necessary component of high school science. The hands-on learning opportunities provided by doing science projects simply can’t be duplicated through reading and memorization. But while lab lessons are usually fun, there are serious dangers. […]

Use this chemistry labware guide with pictures and complete descriptions to help you select the right supplies for your laboratory.

The first thing to know is that the quail eggs stay dormant until the incubation process starts. Therefore, it is safe to ship the eggs to you even in below freezing weather. Warmth will not be a issue until you actually start incubating the eggs. Do plan to use them right away, though, because the […]

Use this chart to quickly compare features on the Home Microscope 4100 series of compound microscopes manufactured exclusively for Home Science Tools.

OPEN FOR ONLINE ORDERS HST Coronavirus News Update > SHIPPING UPDATE: Like many other suppliers and retailers, many people and businesses alike are experiencing delays of product delivery. At Home Science Tools, we are happy to report that we have been able to coordinate most orders to ship within 24 hours of the order being […]
Next to selecting a microscope, a balance is the largest science equipment purchase decision that most schools and homeschool families make. Watch this video to learn more about digital balances: Click to see all balances The type of balance you choose may depend on the age of your children and which science curriculum you’re using. […]

Learn how to use a rock tumbler in this rock-polishing project!

Use this How to Select a Microscope tip article to decide which microscope is best for you.

Learn how to use & calibrate a triple beam balance for chemistry and physics experiments.

Get quick tips on how to use a compound microscope, see a diagram of the parts of a microscope, and find out how to clean and care for your microscope.

Get tips for using your stereo microscope. Diagram of parts, steps for looking at specimens, adjusting interpupilary distance, and more.

Agar is the medium that is used to grow bacteria cultures. Order nutrient agar for general culturing. Our sterile, 125 ml bottle of nutrient agar is easy to use. Just warm it until it melts and fill your petri dishes. One bottle fills about 10 dishes. We recommend disposable plastic petri dishes for general culturing. These 90 […]
Use this quick guide to help you determine which common supplies you’ll need for collecting insects. Start with our video to get a brief overview: Nets – Home Science Tools insect nets are designed to catch small insects, beetles, butterflies, moths, and any other kind of insect using a sweep method, collecting them in the […]

Here's a list of last-minute science fair project ideas, many with complete kits containing all necessary materials.

Want to make terms like “metamorphosis” and “life cycle” memorable? Just watch them in action! With these kits, you can observe live insects, worms, frogs, and even chicks up close and personal, and discover amazing things about how they eat, move, and live. Kit Why Buy? Product Image AntWorks No need to feed your […]
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