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Tuesday, November 28 2017

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.


1-99: General Science                                                                        100-199:  Biology
200-299:  Chemistry                                                                           300-399:  Physics

General Science Kits

Kit Number

Item

Description

1

Office Supplies

GONE

2

3 Hanging pan balances

GONE

4

2 Triple beam balances

GONE

5

Plastic containers

GONE

10

Plastic containers

GONE

11

Small Individual Demonstration Trays

GONE

12

Goggles set

GONE

13

Plastic Cube Containers & Rectangular Plastic Containers

GONE

20

Plastic Containers

GONE

21

Plastic Containers

GONE

22

Balloons

GONE

23

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

24

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

25

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

26

Hammers

GONE

27

Plastic Containers

GONE

28

Plastic Containers

GONE

29

Plastic Containers

GONE

30

Modeling Clay

GONE

31

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

32

Foam Balls

GONE

33

Foam Balls

GONE

34

Square & Rectangular Plastic Containers

GONE

35

Hammers

GONE

401

Rain gauges

GONE

402

Gravel & Containers

GONE

403

Weather Kit

GONE

Biology Kits Increase the engagement with more microscopes and a planter per student!

Kit Number

Item

Description

102

4 Microscopes

GONE

103

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

104

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

105

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

106

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

107

1 Microscope

GONE

108

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

109

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

110

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

111

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

112

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

113

7 Microscopes

GONE

114

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

115

3 Microscopes

GONE

116

Reptile Care Kit

GONE

117

1 Microscope

GONE

118

1 Microscope

GONE

119

2 Microscopes

GONE

120

Animal Cage Kit

GONE

121

2 Microscopes

GONE

122

6 Microscopes

GONE

123

3 Microscopes

GONE

124

4 Microscopes

GONE

125

4 Microscopes

GONE

126

Rainforest Puzzles

GONE

130

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

131

4 Microscopes

GONE

132

3 Microscopes

GONE

133

4 Microscopes

GONE

134

4 Microscopes

GONE

135

4 Microscopes

GONE

136

5 Microscopes

GONE

137

4 Microscopes

138

4 Microscopes

139

4 Microscopes

GONE

140

4 Microscopes

GONE

141

4 Microscopes

GONE

142

4 Microscopes

143

4 Microscopes

GONE

144

4 Microscopes

GONE

145

4 Microscopes

GONE

146

1 Microscope

GONE

147

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

148

5 Microscopes

GONE

149

3 Microscopes

GONE

150

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

151

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

152

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

153

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

154

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

155

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

156

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

157

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

158

Aquarium Supplies

GONE

159

Misc. Bones

GONE

160

Aquarium Supplies

GONE

161

Aquarium Supplies

GONE

162

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

163

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

164

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

165

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

166

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

167

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

169

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

170

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

171

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

172

Small plastic dissection or demonstration trays

GONE

173

Frog Terrarium kit and supplies

GONE

174

Frog Terrarium kit and supplies

GONE

215

Large Butterfly books

GONE

238

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

239

Yarn for Mitosis/Meiosis

GONE

240

  Plastic Petri Dishes

GONE

245

Small magnifying glasses

GONE

Chemistry Kits

Kit Number

Items

Descriptions

200

5 hot pots

GONE

201

Foam atom models

GONE

202

Foam atom models

GONE

203

Elementary Chemistry Kit

GONE

204 

Classroom Goggles

GONE

205

Classroom Goggles

GONE

206

Foam atom models

GONE

207

Elementary Chemistry Kit

GONE

208

Chemistry Gas Demo Kit

GONE

209

Chemistry Clean-Up Kit

GONE

210

Chemistry elementary kit

GONE

211

Plastic tubs & cups

GONE

212

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

213

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

214

Chemistry elementary kit

GONE

216

Chemistry elementary kit

GONE

217

Foam atom models

GONE

218

Hot pots

GONE

219

Chemistry water temperature kit

GONE

220

Chemistry elementary kit

GONE

221

Molecular Modeling Kit

GONE

222

Graduated cylinder Kit

GONE

223

Molecular Modeling Kit

GONE

224

Foam atom models

GONE

225

Foam atom models

GONE

226

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

227

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

228

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

229

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

230

Goggles

GONE

231

Goggles

GONE

232

Chemistry General Supplies

GONE

233

Chemistry General Supplies

GONE

234

Foam atom models

GONE

235

Foam atom models

GONE

236

Chemistry Assorted Supplies

GONE

237

Chemistry Assorted Supplies

GONE

241

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

242

Foam atom models

GONE

243

Small circular plastic tubs and lids

GONE

244

Buckets and Small circular plastic tubs

GONE

Physics Kits

Kit Number

Item

Description

300

Magnetism Kit

GONE

301

Magnetism Kit

GONE

302

Magnetism Kit

GONE

303

Magnetism Kit

GONE

304

Magnetism Kit

GONE

305

Magnetism Kit

GONE

306

Magnetism Kit

GONE

307

Magnetism Kit

GONE

308

Magnetism Kit

GONE

309

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

310

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

311

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

312

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

313

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

314

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

315

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

316

Lego Mindstom Controllers

GONE

317

Magnetism Kit

GONE

318

Magnetism Kit

GONE

319

Magnetism Kit

GONE

320

Magnetism Kit

GONE

321

Electricity Kit

GONE

322

Magnetism Kit

GONE

323

Sound Equipment

GONE

324

Sound Equipment

GONE

325

Magnetism Kit

GONE

326

Magnetism Kit

GONE

327

Magnetism Kit

GONE

328

Magnetism Kit

GONE

329

Spring scales

GONE

330

Rotary motion sensors
Geiger Counters

GONE

331

Motion sensors

GONE

340

Magnetism Accessories Kit

GONE

Posted by: Daniel Dobski AT 08:00 am   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, August 22 2017

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.

1-99: General Science                                  100-199:  Biology
200-299:  Chemistry                                     300-399:  Physics

General Science Kits

Kit

Item

Description

1

GONE

2

3 Hanging pan balances

 

3

GONE

 

4

2 Triple beam balances

 

5

GONE

10

GONE

11

GONE

 

12

GONE

 

13

GONE

 

20

GONE

21

GONE

 

Biology Kits

Increase the engagement with more microscopes per classroom!

Kit

Item

Description

101

GONE

102

4 Microscopes

Mirror Illuminated with 3 objectives.

103

GONE

104

GONE

105

GONE

106

GONE

107

1 Microscope

108

GONE

109

GONE

110

GONE

111

GONE

112

GONE

113

7 Microscopes

114

GONE

115

3 Microscopes

 

2 mirror illuminated + 1 bulb illuminated

116

GONE

117

1 Microscope

118

1 Microscope

119

2 Microscopes

120

GONE

121

2 Microscopes

Bulb illuminated

122

6 Microscopes

Mirror Illuminated

123

3 Microscopes

Mirror Illuminated

124

4 Microscopes

125

4 Microscopes

126

GONE

127

GONE

128

GONE

129

GONE

130

GONE

131

4 Microscopes

132

3 Microscopes

133

4 Microscopes

134

4 Microscopes

135

4 Microscopes

136

5 Microscopes

137

4 Microscopes

138

4 Microscopes

139

4 Microscopes

140

4 Microscopes

141

4 Microscopes

142

4 Microscopes

143

4 Microscopes

144

4 Microscopes

145

4 Microscopes

146

1 Microscope

147

GONE

148

5 Microscopes

Bulb illuminated

149

3 Microscopes

1 bulb Illuminated + 2 Dissecting (only 1 working eyepiece each)

150

GONE

151

GONE

152

GONE

153

GONE

154

GONE

155

GONE

156

GONE

157

GONE

158

GONE

159

Misc. Bones

Misc animal bones 

160

GONE

161

GONE

 

Chemistry Kits

Kits

Items

Descriptions

200

GONE

201

GONE

202

GONE

 

Physics Kits

Kit

Item

Description

300

GONE

301

GONE

302

GONE

303

GONE

304

GONE

305

GONE

306

GONE

307

GONE

 

308

GONE

309

GONE

310

GONE

311

GONE

312

GONE

313

GONE

314

GONE

315

GONE

316

GONE

317

GONE

318

GONE

319

GONE

320

GONE

321

GONE

322

GONE

323

GONE

324

GONE

325

GONE

326

GONE

327

GONE

328

GONE

329

GONE

330

Rotary motion sensors
Geiger Counters

Classroom set of rotary  motion sensors and Geiger counters to use along with kits 319,323,327

331

Motion sensors

Classroom set of motion sensors to use along with kits 319,323,327

332

GONE

333

GONE

334

GONE

335

GONE

 

336

Oscilloscope

20mHz oscilloscope

337

GONE

338

GONE

339

GONE

Posted by: Erin Monaghan AT 09:00 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Thursday, October 09 2014

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.

This is a free service (but not without cost) Please remember to leave a testimonial.

There is something new to the Science Connexion supply list! 

In an effort to help streamline the connection between supplies and needs we have started to break down supplies into subject areas- biology, chemistry, physics, earth/space (or our best idea of where the supplies would be used).  For example, microscope slides would be found in the biology section and accelerometers in the physics section.   General supplies or old supplies we have still not found a home for are still in kits 1-100.

 

General Science
 

Order by Kit#

Items

Quantities/Descriptions/Ideas

10 Glass Dropper (Barnes) Bottles 100 bottles without droppers
11 Glass Bottles 10 clear bottles 1L bottles with cork top
12 Glass Bottles 10 clear bottles 1L bottles with cork top
14 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances, so many that you can have 1 per lab station...teach about mass or have weigh stations activities
19 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances
20 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances
21 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 4 balances
22 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances
23 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 3 balances
24 Dial-O-Gram Pan Balances 4 balances
28 10 Ammeters No wires included
29 10 Ammeters No wires included

26

10 Ammeters

No wires included

 

29

10 Ammeters

No wires included

 

 

Biology

Order by Kit#

Items

Quantities/Descriptions/Ideas

 

Chemistry

 

Physics

Order by Kit#

Items

Quantities/Descriptions/Ideas

 

Earth/Space Science

Order by Kit#

Items

Quantities/Descriptions/Ideas

 

 

Posted by: Connexion AT 09:28 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, December 14 2012

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.

order by
Kit#
Items
Quantities / Descriptions /
Ideas
3’ long wind tunnel, with 6” x 6” test section, great for aerodynamics experiments
Note: It powers up but no testing of actual functionality could be made.
Desiccation chambers
 
1 large and 1 small glass desiccation chambers
5
2, 2kg Harvard Triple Beam Balances
 
1’ x 4’ flammable goods storage cabinet 
 
2’ x 4’ tall flammable goods storage cabinet 
 
9
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
11
Stormoscope Drum Barometer
Vintage barometer set to read 29-31” mercury, great to show students history of equipment
 
15
6 Triple Beam Balances
Black, wheeled, 5 shelves and plastic coated wires
20
8 galvanometers
 
No wires included
21
Electronic Meters
 
Misc. electronic meters
22
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
23
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
24
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
25
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
26
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
27
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
28
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
29
10 Ammeters
No wires included
 
30
10 Voltmeters
No wires included
 
39
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 2gallon
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 15L
43
Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 15L
49
Micropipette tips
 
500- 1-5ml
Posted by: Connexion AT 06:55 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Thursday, November 29 2012

 Please note the following:

  • Please order by Kit number only.
  • We only have one of any kit available.
  • Kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.
  • As kits are ordered they will be lined out on this list signifying that they are no longer available.
  • Some kit numbers are hyperlinked to display images.
  • Please leave feedback.
Kit#
Items
Additional Descriptions / Ideas

1’ x 4’ Horizontal flammable goods storage cabinet
 
 

1’ x 4’ Horizontal flammable goods storage cabinet
 
 

2’ x 4’ Vertical flammable goods storage cabinet
 
 
31

5 gallon Nalgene cylinder
 
Not graduated
35

4L Plastic Graduated Cylinder
 
 
39

Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
2- 2gallon
42

2- 15L Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
 
43

2- 15L Nalgene Storage Bottles
 
 
49

500- 1-5ml Micropipette tips
 
 
82

Glassware
 
5-2L flasks
94

15 Glass storage bottles
Although no caps, great for storage.
Posted by: Connexion AT 10:10 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, January 03 2012

Listed below is a 'new' batch of used school science equipment. All equipment has been is deemed in good working order. Please note that we are shipping this equipment in pre-packaged kits only. To order any of these kits, please use the Request Equipment form on this website.

There is only one of each kit available - we will make every effort to fulfil all requests on a first come, first served basis.

NOTE: KITS LINED OUT ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Download PDFDownload this list in PDF format

Update: 1/11/2012: All equipment on this list has been requested by various Chicago public schools and is no longer available. We will be posting a new list within the next few weeks.

Kit #
Materials Included
Ideas
1
30 splash-proof goggles
Outfit your class with a set of safety goggles
2
60 medium pyrex test tubes
 
 
3
 
3 light microscopes
Each w/ 3 objectives
4
 
3 light microscopes
Each w/ 3 objectives
5
8 mini greenhouse kits
Each kit has 25 small soil plots ready to start seeds or cuttings. 
6
7 medium size plastic demo trays
Use for setting up demos, dissections, set up stations around the room, or help carry/organize lab supplies
7
25 splash-proof goggles
 
 
8
4 primary school balances
 
A simple plastic balance
9
4 primary school balances
 
"
10
4 atomic mobile kits
Have students create atomic mobiles and hang around the room
11
Lung Volume Kit
Students can measure lung volumes
12
 
3 light microscopes
Each w/ 3 objectives
13
Petri Dishes
50 small and 50 large petri dishes, great for making agar plates or holding insects for observation or small demo containers
14
Weather Kit
Turn your students into meteorologists with 2 brass barometers and 2 anemometers (measure wind)
15
Magnifying Kit
30 hand magnifying lenses and 50 magnifying cubes. 
16
Physical science/chemistry equipment kit
Wood splints, filter paper, pipettes/droppers, 100ml plastic dropper bottles, evaporating dishes, funnels, plastic beakers
17
Physical science/chemistry equipment kit
Wood splints, filter paper, pipettes/droppers, 100ml plastic dropper bottles, evaporating dishes, plastic beakers
18
Safety Kit
2 Safe-store Flinn cans, plastic gloves, 16 splash-proof goggles
19
 
 
Sun, Earth, Moon Model
(Illuminated Orbiter)

Features light-up sun with rotating earth and moon. Understand night and day and seasons with this great visual model
20
Measurement Kit
Rulers, tape-measures, barometer, thermometers, spring scales
21
Demonstration Trays and test-tube racks
3 large and 5 small demo trays with 4 plastic test-tube racks
22
Demonstration Trays and test-tube racks
3 large and 5 small demo trays with 4 plastic test-tube racks
23
Demonstration Trays
3 large and 5 small demo trays
24
Demonstration Trays
3 large and 5 small demo trays
25
Balances and Barometers
 
2 Primary school balances and 2 Brass barometers
26
Beakers
 
16 600ml pyrex beakers
27
Beakers
 
12 600ml pyrex beakers
28
Animal Care Kit
2 Bio-Wheel Fishtank Filters and a 5 gallon critter cage (plastic with ventilated top)
 
29
Physical Science /Chemistry Demo Kits
4 rectangular plastic demo trays, large and small filter paper, 6 strainers, 2 ringstands
30
Plastic test tubes
 
600 5ml plastic test tubes
31
Oil Lamps
 
16 oil lamp burners
32
Plastic test tubes
50 16ml plastic test tubes and 20 50ml plastic test tubes with screw-top caps
33
Biology textbooks
10 Biology of Living Systems textbooks (high school, but small passages could be used for younger ages). Great to set up on different pages and use for stations around the room. Use this set for students to take home/borrow?? Comes with one teacher edition
34
Health textbooks
10 Glencoe Health textbooks(high school, but small passages could be used for younger ages)
35
Atomic Model Kit
Have students create atom models in class or take home as an additional learning opportunity
36
 
Autoclave/Steam Sterilizer
Harvey Sterilemax Steam Sterilizer (2' x 2'). Like new!!! Just add water, plug it in and it's ready to go. Sterilize water or other material. Great for agar in bacterial investigations
37
 
Air Table
Your own air hockey table!! Use this 2' x 3' air table for great physics demos/experiments
 
Posted by: Connexion AT 01:03 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, October 18 2011

The University of Chicago is looking to take on $200 million in debt to finance several projects, including a 265,000-square-foot science building proposed for its Hyde Park campus...

Read the full story 

The Connexion Green SceneFor more energy efficiency news visit the Connexion Green Scene

Posted by: Connexion AT 11:46 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Monday, September 19 2011

Ethan Gordon, right, demonstrates a First Robotics Entry during the science, technology, engineering and mathematics open house at Scullen Middle School in Naperville. Gordon is from the Illinois Math & Science Academy.The event was not only for gifted students or science brainiacs, said Alka Tyle, a school board member and chairwoman of the STEM-204 Group. It was meant to give students some inspiration for upcoming science fairs or to begin seeing the fun in science...

Read the full story 

 

Posted by: Connexion AT 07:54 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, August 09 2011

By Megan Horst Hatch, The Buffalo Grove Patch
L-R: Mark Rosenstein, Daniel Dobski, Brandon TuckerDuring a trip to Ghana in 2007, Brandon Tucker, a science teacher at Glenbrook South High School, visited classrooms. What he observed surprised him.

“I saw that students were learning about science and reading about science, but they didn’t do actual science through experiments because they didn't have equipment like microscopes and slides,” he said. Inspired to make a difference, Tucker contacted two of his colleagues when he returned to the U.S. and arranged to ship 14 boxes of used science equipment to Ghana.

During that time, Tucker realized the equipment also could be sent to schools within the Chicago region that did not have the resources to purchase new microscopes or textbooks.

“Schools will sometimes get rid of equipment because everything has a useful lifespan. To fix a broken piece of equipment might be more expensive than replacing it,” Tucker said. On the other hand, there were schools needed that equipment, but there wasn’t a way to connect the schools to make a donation.

Enter Connexion, a Buffalo Grove-based electrical and energy business solutions provider.

“Brandon is my son, so I was aware of what he was doing with the used equipment,” said Dan Dobski, Connexion’s director of marketing. “He was capturing as much as he could before it hit the Dumpsters, but it wasn’t a sustainable way of obtaining equipment. We discussed ways to do this more efficiently.

“At the same time, Connexion’s president, David Rosenstein, was looking for ways for Connexion to give back to the community,” Dobski said. “It was decided that Connexion would provide pickup from the donor schools and deliver equipment to recipient schools, as they were all in our territory.”

Science Connexion Created

To pick up and deliver equipment, Connexion created Science Connexion, a nonprofit subsidiary that facilitates donations and equipment between donor schools and recipient schools. 

“Our website is a portal to allow teachers to request or donate equipment,” Dobski said. “Connexion's fleet of trucks picks up and delivers equipment, all at no charge to the donors or recipients.

Connexion focuses on energy savings and sustainability, so Science Connexion is a logical extension of the company,” he said.

Mark Rosenstein, a marketing assistant with Connexion and a student at the University of Illinois, said that donations are targeted to be shipped to recipients within seven days. If the requested equipment is not available, Science Connexion will retain the request until a delivery can be made. “We’re sending older equipment that could have cost thousands of dollars to schools who need it,” he said.

“We’re doing what we can to ease budget crunches at schools,” Dobski said.

Science Connexion accepts equipment such as microscopes, test tubes and textbooks for donation. It will not accept donations of chemicals, organic specimens, or any material deemed to be hazardous or requiring special safety handling. Equipment from science companies typically is not accepted.

Working With Golden Apple Foundation

Science Connexion works in conjunction with The Golden Apple Foundation to repurpose used equipment and distribute it to less-advantaged schools.

In the first few months after its launch in February, Science Connexion facilitated donations to 20 schools in the Chicago region. Tucker inspects equipment upon arrival to ensure it is functional and appropriate for classroom use.

“We kicked off the program in collaboration with The Golden Apple and have focused on those schools,” Dobski said. “We haven’t given donations to private schools at this time, as private schools typically have better funding. Everything we receive is purchased through the state of Illinois, so public schools can use assets from the state of Illinois.

“We had a list of available equipment on our blog, and in a matter of days, schools had requested a good portion of it,” Dobski said.

In a statement on Science Connexion’s website, David Rosenstein said, “I am very proud of our Science Connexion project. Caring about the environment and our communities is one of the core values of Connexion. This important initiative is a way that we can give back while utilizing our existing resources.”

Recipient schools in Chicago include Charles Allen Prosser Career Academy, Tonti Elementary School, Bright Elementary School, and Michael M. Byrne Elementary School. West Aurora High School is another recipient.

“It’s rewarding to know kids are using the microscopes and slides because of the program,” Tucker said.

In an email sent to Science Connexion, Allan Fluharty, a science teacher at Charles Allen Prosser Career Academy, wrote, “At my high school, we sometimes have a hard time getting funding for science equipment. It is hard to justify purchase of certain apparatus when not used for general lab tasks. Science Connexion was able to get me two triple-beam balances, a desiccating chamber, and an autoclave along with some general purpose glassware. This will enhance the types of experiments students can do in chemistry and biology (...) Again, thanks!”

“Donating equipment is a great opportunity to create a legacy for donor schools,” Mark Rosenstein said.

"The big goal of Science Connexion is to help kids learn science. Schools will always order more science equipment, and other schools can use the older equipment," Tucker said.

Posted by: Connexion AT 09:36 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Friday, July 08 2011

UPDATE NOTICE: Since the publication of this list last Friday (7/8), nearly all supplies listed below have been requested and shipped to various Chicago area schools. Please check back as we'll be publishing another list sometime in August.

Through the conscientious efforts of our local, donor school partners, we have another new batch of school science equipment available. Please review the below list for details. This updated listing includes the equipment recently received from Euclid School / School District 26. Later, sometime in August we'll update this list again to reflect another large supply of equipment we just received from another school in District 26.

District 26 is migrating to a new FOSS curriculum. These supplies are made possible through their desire to repurpose this equipment and enable more budget-challenged schools to establish or maintain their science lab curriculums.

Please note that Connexion is in the process of moving to a larger facility in Buffalo Grove. We expect to have the move completed by August 1st. In the meantime, there may be a delay in fulfilling requests for supplies and excepting new donations.

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Please use the Request Equipment form on this site if you are interested in any of this equipment:

Items
Amount Per Unit
Description
Microscope Kit #1
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
4
This kit contains four electronic light microscopes, two with three objectives and two with two objectives
Microscope Kit #2
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
 
3
This kit contains three microscopes, all with three objectives
Microscope Kit #3
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
 
3
This kit contains three microscopes, all with three objectives
Oil Burner Kit
12
This kit contains 12 oil burners (like retro oil lamps) with mesh stands to place overhead…great if you do not always have access to a gas supply. 
Graduated Cylinder Kit #1
 
10
10 x 250ml plastic graduated cylinders
Graduated Cylinder Kit #2
 
10
10 x 100ml plastic graduated cylinders
Graduated Cylinder Kit #3
10
Assortment set, 5x100ml plastic graduated cylinders and 5 x 250ml plastic graduated cylinders
Graduated Cylinder Kit #4
 
10
10 x 250ml plastic graduated cylinders
Measuring Scoops Kit
~100
An Assortment of both graduated and random plastic scoops
Human Model Kit
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
 
 
3
One Small (~1ft) Human Body Model with extractable body systems, one large (1ft) Heart model that can open up, and one set of paper-thin colored laminated body parts (Magnetic Way Body Kit). Place these at different lab stations and have identify different human body parts.
Balance Kit #1
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
 
6
5 Two-pan balances and 1 Harvard triple beam balance
Balance Kit #2
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
 
4
2 Triple beam balances and 2 Harvard Triple beam balances
Balance Kit #3
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
 
3
2 Triple beam balances and 1 Harvard Triple beam balances
Atomic Mobile Kit
4
These four kits contain small wooden balls and can be made into atomic model mobiles for the classroom
Dropper Kit
 
100
An assortment of dropper bulbs
Dropper Bottle Kit
 
10
10 x 100ml plastic dropper bottles
Evaporation Dish Kit
20
Mostly large ceramic evaporating dishes with a few glass as well. 
Geometric Shapes Kit
20
These large wooden/plastic shapes can be used to calculate surface areas/volumes/or just as mathematical models
Magnifying Glass Kit #1
35
An assortment of small handheld magnifying glasses. Look at specimens or perform forensic identification
Magnifying Glass Kit #2
25
A set of 25 glasses. Look at specimens or perform forensic identification
Beaker Kit #1
 
20
A set of glass and plastic beakers (600-150ml)
Beaker Kit #2
 
20
A set of glass and plastic beakers (600-150ml)
Lab Apron Kit
 
15
Cloth Lab Aprons, great for outfitting students
Lab Trays Kit
6
Plastic Lab Trays, great for setting out lab supplies, storing supplies, or performing demonstrations
Filter Paper Kit
14
4 Large and 10 Small sets. Why place an order this year when this kit is free.
Atomic Model Kits
15
15 small wooden ball and spring kits (smaller than the typical ball and stick kit, but still great for visualizing atoms/molecules/etc..)
Lung Volume Kit
14
Fourteen Lung Volume Bags and 50 disposable mouthpieces, and Voldyne 5000 Volumetric Exerciser-5000ml Capacity.
Students can measure different lung volumes in this ready to use kit
Magnifying Cubes
>100
Every student can use one of these small cubes to magnify small specimens inside. Or have each student place something inside and attach them together to create a classroom collage
Test Tube Kit
100
10 plastic test tube racks, ~36 x 25ml test tubes, ~48 x 15ml test tubes
Animal Sample Kit
2
Two collections of preserved specimens (about 8 each) preserved in plastic
Thermometer Kit
40
Assortment of small alcohol thermometers (with typical 2® increments)
Liter Cube Set
1
Allows students to visualize volume relationships or perform density investigations if paired with some rulers and a balance
Funnel Set
50
An assortment of large, medium, and small plastic funnels
Dissection Kit
50
An Assortment of scalpels, scissors, probes, tweezers, and dissection pins
Skeleton Set
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
 
206!!
Almost an entire disarticulated skeleton (plastic) with a few extras included (3 femurs, etc..)
Biology of Living Systems Textbooks
 
4 sets of 10
Use these extra biology textbooks as a classroom reference set or open up different pages at different stations and have students rotate around the room and look at charts, data, and short reading passages. Textbook is intended for 9-10th grade, but short sections could work for younger ages as well.
 
Glencoe Health Textbooks
 
2 sets of 9
Use these extra health textbooks as a classroom reference set or open up different pages at different stations and have students rotate around the room and look at charts, data, and short reading passages. Textbook is intended for 9-10th grade, but short sections could work for younger ages as well.
 
Evaporating Dishes
 
1 set of 6
These would cost almost $10 a piece new and are still fully functional!!!
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
Air Tables for Physics
 
Only 1 Left
Start by having your students play a little air hockey and then move into momentum!!! Great for demos and activities in any physics or middle school science classroom if you have the space. 2' x 4'
 
16ml Nalgene centrifuge tubes (round bottom)
 
6 sets of 10
These would be a great substitute for test tubes, just make sure no organic materials (hexanes, oils, etc..).
 
50ml Nalgene centrifuge tubes (round bottom)
 
4 sets of 10
These would be a great substitute for test tubes, just make sure no organic materials (hexanes, oils, etc..).
 
5ml Polypropylene test tubes
 
6 sets of 125
Need another set of test tubes. With 125 per set every student can now become engaged in a an activity or demo, and because they are plastic there is less concern over breakage
 
BIG TICKET ITEM!!
Almost new Autoclave
 
1
Great for sterilizing petri dishes or other material!!!
 

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Monday, June 06 2011

A student catches sunlight with a scintillator.Do you know what a scintillator is? Can you use scintillate in a sentence? Thanks to scientists and technologists at NIU, 70 students from Libertyville’s AP physics classes can. The students visited NIU’s Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Mechanical Engineering labs in the College of Engineering and Engineering...

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Monday, May 23 2011

We recently received a new shipment of school science equipment.

All equipment from Science Connexion is delivered free of charge for budget-challenged schools within the greater Chicagoland area.

Quantity Item
50 Small Crucibles
6 Triple Beam Balances
1 Small Autoclave (can accomodate 8-100ml beakers)
1 12000 C Stone Oven
1 Desiccating Chamber
1 Rh Typer / Slide Warmer
Thermomix 1460 Water Heater w/ Nalgene Container 
Handheld Temperature Probes 
2 Handheld pH Probes 
1 Large Crooks Tube 
14  DNA Model Kits
Small Animal Respiratory Chambers 

Please remember that all equipment is "gently used" but in operating condition. Use the Request Equipment form on this site to request any of these items. Availability is on a first come - first served basis. For technical inquiries regarding this list of equipment, please contact Brandon Tucker, GBS Science faculty member.

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