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

-Frank Schaner, Founder



Home Science Tools is Proud to be an Approved Vendor

If you have been granted awards from the Idaho Empowering Parents Grant for the 2023 – 24 school year, you can use your funds in the Idaho Empowering Parents online marketplace. Any purchase on our site is eligible, from microscopes and telescopes to science kits and rock tumblers. Start your enrollment today to purchase your hands-on science through the Odyssey Portal.

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Hands-On Science Idaho 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.


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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.”

      — Jaime H.

    Empowering Parents Grant FAQ's

    Once you have found science kits, curriculum and supplies for your student, go to the Odyssey portal to submit your request. If you need any help with this, reach out to our customer service at by calling 406-256-0990 or clicking here.  

    All Idaho students from Kindergarten though grade 12 are eligible regardless of whether they attend a public school, private school or are homeschooled.

    Start by applying and getting accepted for the grant. Then, find the kits, curriculum and supplies you’d like to purchase. Go to the Odyssey portal to submit your request. Our customer service team is here to help with any questions.   

    Applications for the 2022-23 school year are now closed. Check back soon for information about applying for the 2023–24 school year. 

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

    Approved families currently have access to $1000 per eligible student, with a maximum award of $3,000 per family.  

    Yes, click the chat circle on the bottom left. You can also reach our customer service team by calling us at (406) 256-0990 or emailing us at [email protected].

    The Empowering Parents Grant provides eligible families with grant funds for use towards eligible educational services and devices to help students recover from the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    COVID-19 disrupted student learning in Idaho. As parents and guardians try to help their students recover from this learning loss, students need access to additional support to meet their individual learning needs. The Empowering Parents Grant allows families to purchase the science resources needed to help their children succeed.