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 Brad 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 Ruler 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.