Elementary Science

Online Resources for Supplies

Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:50 AM

Hello! I am a pre-service teacher at the University of Arkansas. I was wondering, does anyone know of any cool science products to purchase online and use for lessons? For example, I am aware of Glow Germ off of Amazon that is great for teaching about germs. I would like to start building a "library" of tools to use for lessons. Thank you!

Shelbie Mungary
Shelbie Mungary
170 Activity Points

Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:22 AM

Steve Spangler Science offers lots of cool ideas.


Cris DeWolf
Cris DeWolf
10985 Activity Points

Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:33 AM

Your students' parents are a great resource. After you figure out what kind of project or experiment you want to conduct, you can always email them for regular household supplies they might have laying around. Many parents would love to help their child's class out with donations. Even better if the parents work for a certain company that would like donate supplies as well. It never hurts to ask (in a polite and non-demanding/entitled manner of course)!

Dong Ngo
Dong Ngo
295 Activity Points

Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:40 AM

Hi Shelbie,

This is an interesting topic - thank you for starting it. I look forward to reading other teacher's ideas. In the meantime, I thought I share with you a few journal articles with science lesson ideas around the topic of germs. The ideas below come from the Science and Children NSTA journal designed for elementary teachers.

Take care,





Flavio Mendez
Flavio Mendez
34087 Activity Points

Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:03 AM

Good morning,
Steve Spangler products are pretty amazing, but can be pretty pricey.
I love the Energy Stick that he offers. I use it to introduce circuits and conductors and insulators in 4th and 5th. Students love doing a human circuit! If you purchase more than one you can even have the students do a human series and parallel circuit!

Destiny Huggins
Destiny Huggins
9880 Activity Points

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