#72 Intermediate Lentil Science - Get Materials

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)
4 magnets
30 BB's
60 craft sticks
Double lid or bottle connector
Test tube
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 also work.
Counting grid
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 (see below).:

4 pounds lentils
4 pounds lentils
Bag of pinto beans or sort 75 pintos out of bean mix
Bag of bean mix (15 or 16 bean variety soup mix)
Medium can (15-16 oz.)
Quart milk carton
2 half-liter bottles with lids
5 one-liter bottles with lids
3 one pound margarine tubs
Medium jar lid, like you can find on a quart mayonnaise jar
2 paper towel tube or other cardboard tube about 11 inches long
10 pennies
Straight pin
Hand lens
Butcher paper, 3 feet by 5 feet
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 other prop)
Three rocks and cardboard templates
* 12 clear plastic cups (10 oz, tall, tapered cups)
* 10 clothespins
* Paper plate
* Canning ring
* Film canister
Optional items:
A box and a brick. (Serves as an optional storage cabinet for student folders.)
* 3 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)
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)
Index cards (4 x 6 inches)
A paper punch tool
A pair of quality scissors
A pair of blunt student scissors
A stapler
A bottle of white glue
Crayons, colored markers, and colored pencils
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.
Paper Clips, box of 100
Regular price $1.60
Rubber Bands - Assorted
Regular price $1.50
Clothespins - per 10
Regular price $1.15
Tape - Masking
Regular price $2.40
Tape - Clear
Regular price $2.20
Cups, Plastic - per 10
Regular price $2.10
Paper Plates, per 20
Regular price $3.25