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Homeschool Chemistry Supplies

Where to Find Chemistry Supplies

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You can do safe science in the comfort of your own kitchen.

You can do safe science in the comfort of your own kitchen. Many home chemicals are suitable for chemistry experiments.

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Homeschool chemistry experiments and lab projects may seem daunting, but there are many sources of chemistry lab supplies that are inexpensive, safe and educational.

Essential Homeschool Chemistry Supplies

For the most part, you have what you need for chemistry experiments in the average kitchen and cleaning supply cabinet. The most useful glassware is:
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • glass mixing bowls
  • saucepans
  • eye dropper (medicine dropper)
  • cotton swabs
  • paper towels
  • coffee filters
  • pipecleaners

Essential Homeschool Chemicals

There are many chemicals private persons can order online, but you can avoid shipping charges by making some chemicals yourself or simply using chemicals you already probably have in your home. Some of the most useful household chemicals for homeschooling are:
  • baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • table salt (sodium chloride)
  • tap water
  • sugar (sucrose)
  • vinegar (weak acetic acid)
  • borax
  • aluminum foil
  • corn starch
  • Epsom salts
  • rubbing alcohol
  • glue
  • flour
  • vegetable oil
  • food coloring
If you can, you may find it helpful to keep homeschooling chemicals in a separate cabinet. That way, you'll be able to find them easily and will be less likely to run out of a material during cooking and cleaning.

Homeschool Chemistry Projects

Here are some chemistry experiments and projects you can try:

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