Complete Master List for #71 Primary Lentil Science:
Key: When stated, quantities estimate amounts you need to
supply a single learning station set up in the corner of your classroom
or home. Click
here for a printable pdf Quick Start Guide which lists
materials and set up needed for each chapter.
Items included in support kit:
Baby food jars: small (2
1/2 oz), medium (4 oz), and large (6 oz)
sizes. These are also labeled 1st, 2nd and 3rd foods, respectively,
under the Gerber's brand.
8 oz. mayonnaise jar
Assorted plastic vials (see Quick Start Guide for sizes, can also be
ordered separately - see below)
40 bottle caps
6x6 inch piece of 1/4 inch hardware cloth (wire screen)
6x6 inch piece of 1/8 inch hardware cloth (wire screen)
60 craft sticks
Double lid or bottle connector
One Job Box: a corrugated cardboard box, about 19 x 14 x 3 inches,
commonly supplied by nurseries to carry potted plants. Seamless bottom
is highly desirable. Other trays or containers with similar dimensions
Scoop (made out of a quart or pint milk carton)
Recyclables and special materials not
included in support kit. Starred* items may be purchased individually
4 pounds lentils
Bag of pinto beans or sort 75 pintos out of bean mix
Two bags of bean mix (15 or 16 bean variety soup mix)
3 medium cans (15-16 oz.)
Quart milk carton
Half gallon milk carton
Old towel or cloth
6 half-liter bottles with lids
5 one-liter bottles with lids
24 oz. water bottle
Two liter soft drink bottle
8 oz. Yogurt tub
6 oz. Tuna can
5 one pound margarine tubs
Small yogurt lid
1x2 inch piece of flat, translucent plastic (from a clamshell food
container or deli lid)
Spoon, a metal or plastic teaspoon works best
Paper towel tube or other cardboard tube about 11 inches long
10 empty toilet tissue rolls
Small glass mirror
Plastic drinking straw
Funnel made from a 1- or 2-liter plastic beverage bottle
Two wood blocks (2x4's cut to 15 inches long, or substitute with 4 bricks or
* 10 clear plastic cups (10 oz, tall, tapered cups)
* Paper plate
* 2 baby food jar lids
* Canning ring and lid
A box and a brick. (Serves as an optional storage cabinet for student
* 6 film canisters with snap-on lids, or equivalent. (used for storage
of smaller items)
Quart jar (used for storing bean mix)
5 one-gallon jugs (used for storage)
Plastic sandwich bag (used for storage)
Lab coats (recycle old white shirts)
Teacher student supplies to have on hand.
(Most of these are used in preparing student materials) Starred* items
may be purchased individually (see below):
Blank paper (recycle the
back sides unused photocopies)
14 index cards (4 x 6 inches)
A paper punch tool
A pair of quality scissors
A pair of blunt student scissors
A bottle of white glue
Crayons, colored markers, and colored pencils (optional)
Clear 2-inch packaging tape
* Electrical tape
* Clear tape
* A roll of masking tape
* Box of paper clips
* 30 Medium rubber bands
Assorted tools needed for those who purchase only the book without the
support kit: hacksaw; toenail scissors with a curved pointed blade;
wire cutters or shears.
Primary Lentil Science BOOK only
book only, kit not included
We highly recommend that you purchase either our complete kit with book (#71), or our combo kit with both primary and intermediate books (#C7172). At the very least, consider purchasing hard-to-locate pill vials (#V7172).
Primary Lentil Science SUPPORT KIT only
kit only, book not included
WE SUPPLY a job box with all assorted plastic vials cut to correct sizes (you apply labels), baby food jars, sifting screens, bottle connector, magnets, bottle caps, BBs, craft sticks, and scoop. YOU SUPPLY lentils, bean mix, assorted containers, liter bottles, plus other recyclables and simple materials.
Lentil Science VIALS only
28 assorted pill vials, untrimmed, in 7 different sizes
These hard-to-find vials are ALSO supplied in similar quantities in our kits. Formerly stamped "O/I" for Owens-Indiana, these same vials are now stamped "rexam" on the bottom. You do the extra work of trimming some of them to specified heights using toenail scissors, and applying labels photocopied from the book.
Primary and Intermediate books plus Combo kit
our complete primary and intermediate program
This is our best Lentil Science value. You receive both (K-3) and (3-6) books, supported by all materials in our primary kit plus additional vials, test tube, and counting grid from our intermediate kit.
Baby Food Jars - assorted
Each set includes 4 small, 4 medium and 4 large glass jars.
at least 30 BBs, 5/32 inch in diameter
Needed for #09 Floating and Sinking and #16 Pressure.
16-mm film-canister, snap-on lid
Once ubiquitous, now hard to find. Needed for #09 Floating and Sinking, #16 Pressure, and #23 Rocks and Minerals.
This little flat stick that held your childhood popsicle aloft has many constructive lab applications. Needed for #200 Diving into Pressure and Buoyancy.
Cups - plastic
9 or 10 ounce; clear, flexible, plastic
"Solo" brand or equivalent sold in grocery stores is suitable. Avoid brittle plastic. Used in #16 Pressure.
Magnet - ceramic
rectangle, 3/16 inch thick
Your basic refrigerator magnet, about the width and length of a large postage stamp, with N and S poles on each face and a hole in the middle. A useful and popular science supply used in may TOPS titles. Purchase at least 2 per student.
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.
9-inch diameter, generic white
A classic ripple edge-design, with wide application in TOPS experiments. Buy these here for convenience, or for less at your local grocery store.
Rubber Bands - assorted
10 grams each of thin, medium and thick
You get 30 grams of soft, strong, durable rubber bands: thin #16 (about 50), medium #32 (about 20), and heavy-duty #64 (about 10). These sizes are specifically selected to work in most TOPS experiments.
Tape - clear
3/4 inch x 1000 inch roll
Your standard desk tape with matte write-on surface.
Tape - masking
3/4 inch x 60 yd roll
A handy science supply used in most TOPS modules.