Hands-on STEM made easy.

Hands-on STEM lessons

Elementary/Middle School

We know teachers like you are always on the lookout for low-cost ways to get students’ hands on science. That’s why we created Ward’s Essentials® – cost-effective activity kits that have everything you need to make real-world connections right in your classroom.

Watch as Ward’s scientists Patty and Michelle demonstrate these five Ward’s Essentials® kits:

Chemistry - Exothermic Reactions Lab Kit

Monitor and graph temperature change in an exothermic reaction, and create a heat pack. Watch this segment.

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Ward's® Essentials Exothermic Reactions Lab Kit

Experience an exothermic reaction and create a heat pack.

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Physical science - Catapult Kit

Play with the physics of a catapult to learn about levers, force, acceleration and more. Watch this segment.

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Ward's® Essentials Catapult Kit

Explore force, acceleration, Hooke's law, and parabolic trajectories.

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Earth science – Clearing the Water Kit

Design a filtration system to remove contaminants from water. Watch this segment.

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Ward's® Essentials Clearing the Water Kit

In this lab, students will design a water filtration system to model one step of the modern purification process.

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Engineering – A Bone to Fix Kit

Work as a bioengineer to repair a broken bone and test its strength. Watch this segment.

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Ward's® Essentials A Bone to Fix Kit

Students will use the materials included in the kit to repair a simulated broken bone.

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Biology - Green Glucose Production Kit

Observe and record the rates of photosynthesis and respiration in algae. Watch this segment.

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Ward's® Essentials Green Glucose Production Kit

Instructions and materials included for 15 groups..

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More about Ward’s Essentials® activity kits:

  • All required materials except labware are included.
  • Designed for groups of 10 and 15
  • Includes teacher instructions and a student guide
  • Most kits priced between $50 and $75

Even more products and solutions for your STEM classroom

As always, if you have any questions about our low-cost activity kits or anything else, just ask the Ward’s Science Plus Us team at sciencehelp@vwr.com. Our in-house scientists and technicians are ready to answer even the toughest inquiries.

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