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Starter Lab Kit for Focus On Middle School Biology

Grades 5 - 8
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The Starter Lab Kit for Focus on Middle School Biology contains the harder-to-find items for many of the labs in the Focus On Middle School Biology curriculum, 3rd edition. Additional items available to purchase separately! Read More

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The Starter Lab Kit for Real Science-4-Kids Focus on Middle School Biology contains the harder-to-find items for completing labs 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 13 in the Focus On Middle School Biology curriculum, 3rd edition. Use this starter kit with the Student Lab WorkbookStudent Textbook & Teacher's Manual to conduct many Biology experiments!
This starter kit was designed to provide students with affordable, hands-on lab experiences. It is an excellent option for students in grades 5-8 looking to complete a variety of the Middle School Biology labs at a great value - without spending extra to conduct the more expensive experiments.
This kit does not include materials for labs 2, 7, 14, 15 & 16; the lab activities within these labs can be completed by purchasing additional materials, which are listed in the 'Contents' tab. Other additional materials, not included in this kit, include both live materials (which need to be used within 2 days of arrival) and preserved specimens (which can be used for optional labs 14A, 15A & 16A). Additionally, other materials can be purchased if your child wishes to complete optional labs 14B, 15B and 16B, which are alternatives to the dissections labs (14A, 15A & 16A). While these additional items are not included in this starter kit, they can all be found listed in the 'Contents' tab and/or on the kit order form (also available in the 'Contents' tab).
Compared to our Lab Kit for Focus On Middle School Science Set, this kit is specific to Biology and contains additional items to improve your experience. Use the hand-selected items in this kit to make many of the Workbook's Biology labs easier to conduct, and to make your household items/shopping list shorter.
Note: Real Science For Kids Level 1 has a new name and a new look! While you'll enjoy the same easy-to-teach and fun-to-learn curriculum as before, now it's called Focus On Middle School and is intended for grades 5-8.



Lab Kit for Focus On Middle School Biology Curriculum

This kit includes the following items (download the kit order form to order individual or optional items):

  • 40 Petri Dishes, polystyrene, 90 x 15 mm
  • 1 Pipet (medicine dropper)
  • 1 Pair of Chemical Splash Safety Goggles, Adult
  • 4 Pairs of Gloves, Nitrile, Medium
  • 1 Pack of Seeds, baby lima bean, 22 g
  • 1 Pack of Seeds, corn, 18 g
  • 100 Microscope Slide Coverslips
  • 72 Microscope Slides, plain glass
  • 1 Magnifying Glass, 2", 3X Lens
  • 4 Swab Applicators, sterile
  • Agar, nutrient, dehydrated, 16 g
  • Iodine (Lugol's) Biological Stain Solution, 30 ml
  • Sodium Tetraborate (Borax), 30 g 

Additional Items (Not Included) for:

Live Material Labs (2 & 7)

Optional Preserved Specimens Labs (14A, 15A & 16A)

Optional Alternative Labs (14B, 15B & 16B)


Warning: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Adult supervision required.
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