He is how you set up a science experimental kit for less money and a little bit of effort.
- Print off a list of supplies that come with a prepurchased kit. They are available free on any sites that sell a kit.
- Cross off what you have in your home.
- Take the list to local thrift stores or Walmart/grocery store and purchase items
- In the kitchen, take a plastic shopping bag and place the items for that week in the bag.
- Measure out items like baking soda, salt, etc into small sandwich ziplocks so that you don't need to put a 20 lbs of flour into the little weekly bag.
- Use a sharpie to label the bags with masking tape ie. Week 1, week 2
- Place all bags into a science box.
So easy and fun.
The items that are perishable that must be purchased close to the time of the science week, I make a list and keep it as a shopping list. Since I am in a co-op, we keep to a regular schedule during the year.
I have used notebook paper that is blinded together, but this year we purchased the spiral bound note booking journals for the colorful anatomy overlays and other fun interactive work. I will let you know if I go back to a bad of paper next time.