"We exist to inspire millions of kids around the globe to learn, grow and impact their world through hands-on science."

-Frank Schaner, Founder

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Home Science Tools is Proud to Serve Florida Students

If you receive scholarship funds approved to be used in the MyScholarShop online marketplace then you are able to shop our catalog of best-selling products. As an approved vendor, we are proud to offer Florida families high quality science tools from microscopes and telescopes to science kits and rock tumblers. Log in to MyScholarShop today to purchase your hands-on science tools!

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Hands-On Science Other Families Love

Science Unlocked by Home Science Tools

Science Unlocked® is an all-in-one curriculum created by Home Science Tools. Everything that you need to teach science is included in every box. Science Unlocked can be purchased as an entire year bundle delivered right to your door, or one kit at a time to meet your learning goals. Each kit is designed to meet NGSS and simplify prep while offering a hands-on, engaging educational experience for both the teacher and the student.

Who Is Eligible? 

If you are a parent or guardian of a Florida student (or students) in grades K-12, you can apply for these funds.  

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What families are saying about Home Science Tools
    • “My go to source for all home science equipment. Always shipped promptly and received in excellent condition due to fantastic fulfillment and shipping departments. You guys rock!”

      — Edwin L.

    • “Absolutely love the whole process from ordering to working with customer service over the phone, to the products & packaging we will definitely be using Home Science Tools Again.”

      — Melissa P.

    • “Home Science Tools has wonderful kits to walk my students through complex scientific concepts. The experiments are fun and informative. They are always quick on customer service and shipping.”

      — Jaimie H.

    Step Up For Students Scholarships FAQ's

    The application is currently open, and applications are being accepted and processed on a rolling basis for applicants who meet the eligibility requirements. Click here to create an account and apply now!   

    Here are step-by-step instructions outlining how to apply

    Once you have found science kits, curriculum and supplies for your student, log into the Education Market Assistant portal. You will be able to purchase your science kits and supplies through your portal. 

    Eligible families can purchase any products from Home Science Tools including the following: 

    Yes, students of all ability levels may be eligible for the family empowerment scholarship for students with unique abilities. Click here to apply.  

    Yes, students of all ability levels may be eligible for the family empowerment scholarship for students with unique abilities. Click here to apply. 

    Renewing families are invited to create an account with EMA. Each family will have one account where they will manage their students’ scholarships, even if the children benefit from different Step Up programs. 

    The first step is to transfer your student’s information from your previous Step Up account over to EMA. Please be mindful of the steps outlined below that will help you navigate this critical process. Errors can lead to potential delays.


    1. Sign up for an account in EMA
    2. Connect all of your renewal students, regardless of scholarship, using the "FIND STUDENTS" tool. Additionally, you can use the “Add a Student” tool to include any new students you would like considered for a scholarship. 
    3. To pull the information over to EMA, you’ll be asked to enter the login information for your previous Step Up account. Make sure you enter your email address from your 2022-23 account as your username. Please note: If your student was on the FES-UA waitlist for the 2022-23 school year, please follow the instructions provided for renewals families in the resources below. 
    4. On your EMA dashboard, click the “Apply” button for the appropriate program to complete and submit your renewal application. Apply for all students, including new students you are adding. If you are applying for more than one program, repeat the process after submitting the first application. 
    5. You’re all set! Please monitor your email for application status updates. 

    Here are step-by-step instructions outlining How to create an EMA account & complete the FES-UA Renewal Application