Complete Master List for #10 Analysis:
Key: (1st/2nd/3rd) denote needed quantities: (1st) enough for 1 student doing all activities; (2nd) enough for 30 students working in 10 lab groups all self-paced; (3rd) enough for 30 students working in 10 lab groups, all doing the same lesson. Starred* items may be purchased below.
- * 1/10/10: small graduated cylinders, 10 mL
- 1/1/1: jar of sand
- 1/1/1: source of water
- 1/10/10: Bunsen burners (or an electric hot plate or warm radiator)
- * 2/20/20: Pyrex beakers, 50 to 100 mL capacity (or substitute crucibles or tuna cans)
- 2/20/20: watch glasses (or substitute tin can lids or crucibles or squares of cardboard)
- 1/10/10: tongs (or substitute clothespins)
- 1/10/10: scissors
- * 1/10/10: gram balances
- 1/1/1: bottle sublimed sulfur
- * 5/50/50: bottle caps
- 1/10/10: index cards
- * 1/1/1: roll masking tape
- 1/1/1: packages each of: alum, baking soda, corn starch, salt and sugar. Include a dispensing spoon with each box.
- 1/10/10: dropper bottles each of: white vinegar, iodine, water and ammonia.
- * 2/20/20: additional dropper bottles
- * 1/10/10: paper clips
- * 1/1/1: rolls aluminum foil
- * 1/10/10: candles with drip catchers (or Bunsen burners or alcohol lamps)
- * 5/10/5: baby food jars or equivalent with lids
- * 10/100/100: strips each of red and blue litmus paper
- 1/1/1: roll waxed paper
- * 1/1/1: small portions each of cleanser and garden lime dispensed in labeled lids
- 1/10/10: aspirin tablets
- * 1/10/10: straight pins
- 1/1/1: head red (purple) cabbage
- 1/2/2: lemons (bottled concentrate or ascorbic acid crystals)
- 1/1/1: can beets
- 1/10/10: seltzer tablets
Analysis Starter Kit
book not included, please order separately
WE SUPPLY in quantities that serve one student or two students working in a lab pair: sublimed sulfur, alum, baking soda, corn starch, fine-grained popcorn salt, fine-grained confectioners sugar, sand, cleanser, garden lime, aspirin tablets, seltzer tablets, ascorbic acid, ammonia, vinegar, tincture of iodine, aluminum foil, waxed paper, candles, red and blue litmus paper, masking tape, 10 mL graduated cylinder, dropper bottles, eye droppers, clothespins, bottle caps, index cards, straight pins. YOU SUPPLY purple cabbage, can of beets, heat source for drying (Bunsen burner, hot plate or warm radiator), and lab balances. (Purchase Weighing #05 to make an improvised balance accurate to 0.01 g. Or buy the Pocket Gram Scale, listed below, accurate to 0.1 g.)
Analysis Class Kit
book not included, please order separately
WE SUPPLY all items in our Starter Kit, in class quantities that serve up to 30 students organized into 10 lab groups. YOU SUPPLY other materials as detailed above.
regular strength, 20 square feet x 12 inches rolls
Buy aluminum foil here as a convenience item, or for less in many grocery stores.
Baby Food Jars - assorted
Each set includes 4 small, 4 medium and 4 large glass jars.
50 mL, heat-resistant Pyrex
Needed for #10 Analysis and #12 Solutions.
Ideal for counting, uniform weights, and mini-containers to hold small portions of chemicals. These unused caps flare more widely than recycled caps. Used bottle caps, if unbent/undamaged, are an excellent free alternative.
Candles - emergency
cylindrical, 5 inches by about 3/4 inches diameter
Also called utility candles. A handy heating source. Correctly sized for #09 Floating and Sinking. Drip catchers not included.
Dropper Bottle with Eyedropper
1/2 ounce, amber glass
Very handy for storing and conveniently dispensing small quantities of liquid. You may also purchase eyedroppers without bottles as item #1120.
Lime - garden
powdered calcium hydroxide
Needed in #11 Oxidation to make limewater, the classic test for carbon dioxide. Only one small pinch is needed per liter.
Graduated Cylinder - 10 mL
shatter resistant plastic on stable base
An important lab inquiry tool for measuring small liquid volumes.
Gram Pocket Scale
digital, pocket size
Digitally weighs up to 500 grams, plus tare container. Sensitive to 0.1 gram in multiple weight units. Durable, but not childproof. Comes with two AAA batteries to get you started.
100 red strips and 100 blue strips in 2 tubes
Traditional acid/base indicator strips. Red strips turn blue in base; blue strips turn red in acid. Needed for #10 Analysis
size #1, steel, box of 100
Paper clips have 1001 uses in TOPS experiments, and science in general. Feel free to use paper clips you already have, but be aware that different brands come in different sizes and weights. In experiments where uniformity is important, don't mix brands.
steel, one and 1/16 inch long
Used in many TOPS experiments. Sometimes required for their magnetic properties. Don't purchase aluminum straight pins by mistake.
Tape - masking
3/4 inch x 60 yd roll
A handy science supply used in most TOPS modules.