Teaching science at home includes having the homeschool students perform science experiments. For this you will need some of the equipment that a school laboratory keeps. In case you have no clue where to buy such equipment or it is not that easily available in stores in your town, you can consider getting them online. Science equipment is not that difficult to buy online. You have a good choice of picking up either second hand or brand new equipment online depending on your budget.
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Use Sites like Ebay and Amazon to buy what you need
If you have been looking at the different categories that these two online selling giants have you will see that on Amazon under “Industrial & Scientific” you can find lab flasks, beakers, test tubes and a whole lot more. Similarly on Ebay “Business & Industrial” category allows you to buy both used and new scientific equipment. If you know what all you will need to use it makes sense to pick up these things online. Ensure that the condition of used equipment is alright before buying it. Ask for additional photos or videos showing the piece functioning if you need to.
What if you do not know what to buy
If you are teaching homeschool science for the first time, there is a good chance that you are confused about what is essential and what may or may not be bought. In this case it would be a good idea to go online on to a homeschool help forum and ask other more experienced parents about what they think is essential to use. Based on the replies you get you will be able to fashion out a list of sorts for your own use. Now you can scout back to Amazon and Ebay and pick out what you want, or you can buy second hand science equipment from your homeschool support forum.
This way you can get all the right equipment you need to use and not pay a packet while buying them. You can even sell back some of the stuff that you no longer need to use at a later date.
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