OpenSciEd classroom materials are an open education resource and therefore free to download, copy, use, and/or modify. Because it is our desire to lower barriers for all educators to use OpenSciEd, we have also partnered with kit and print providers who sell attractively priced, quality-assured OpenSciEd classroom materials.
Lab Material Kits
We have partnered with AquaPhoenix to provide easy access to OpenSciEd’s unit kits. AquaPhoenix provides two types of kits for the OpenSciEd units.
- Non-consumable Kit – These are items that last from class to class and year to year.
- Consumable Kit – These are items that are used up during instruction. Each consumable kit has enough items in it to teach the unit to six classes and/or 180 students.
For more information and to place a kit order, visit AquaPhoenix’s page.
Unit Kit Material Lists
Each OpenSciEd unit has a list of materials necessary to teach the unit. The materials lists include links to vendors of these items, and they are provided for illustrative purposes only. Item inventories and supply chains for online vendors are notoriously unreliable, and this has been particularly true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the link provided has the item in stock, as inventories and suppliers are continually changing. If you would prefer purchasing pre-assembled kits from a vendor who maintains a ready inventory, we have partnered with AquaPhoenix to provide kits for OpenSciEd units.
Kit Lists for the Released Units
- 6.1 Light & Matter
- 6.2 Thermal Energy
- 6.3 Weather, Climate & Water Cycling
- 7.1 Chemical Reactions & Matter Transformation
- 7.3 Metabolic Reactions
- 7.4 Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis
- 8.1 Contact Forces
- 8.2 Sound Waves
- 8.3 Forces at a Distance
Kit Lists for the Upcoming Units – These lists are based on the field test version of the units. There may be small edits to the lists as part of the revision of the units. These lists are meant to be a reference for schools considering the use of our materials in the future.