"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’ve been approved for Hope Scholarship WV funds to be used in the EMA online marketplace, enroll now to start shopping our catalog of science kits & supplies! As an approved vendor, we are proud to offer West Virginia families high quality science tools from microscopes and telescopes to science kits and rock tumblers. Start your enrollment today to purchase your hands-on science through the EMA Portal.

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Hands-On Science Other Families Love

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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 West Virginia homeschool student (or students) in grades K-12, you can apply for the Hope Scholarship WV 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.”

      — Jaime H.

    West Virginia Hope Scholarship FAQ’s

    The application for the Hope Scholarship WV 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!   

    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: 
    Rock tumblers 
    Robotics kits 

    The Hope Scholarship Program is an education savings account (ESA) program that will allow parents and families to utilize the state portion of their education funding to tailor an individualized learning experience that works best for them. 

    The Hope Scholarship amount will vary annually depending on the amount of state aided funding per pupil provided to county boards of education for public school students. The scholarship amount for the 2023-24 year is $4,488.82 per student. 

    The application window for the Hope Scholarship Program will be open from March 1 to May 15 annually. An eligible student who misses the application window must be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Hope Scholarship Board. Students who are ineligible for the program during the regular application window but who become eligible may apply to the Board at any time during the academic year.  All late applicants must submit an Application Request Form for consideration by the Hope Scholarship Board. Do not apply directly in EMA before receiving a response back to your Application Request Form.   

    To qualify for the Hope Scholarship a student must be a West Virginia resident and be either: 

      • Eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year
      • Enrolled full-time in a West Virginia public elementary or secondary school for the entire instructional term of the academic year preceding the academic year for which the student is applying to participate in the Hope Scholarship Program. 
      • Enrolled full-time and attending a public elementary or secondary school in West Virginia for at least 45 consecutive calendar days during the current instructional term at the time of application. The student must remain enrolled and attending the public school program until a decision is reached on the Hope Scholarship application.