Browse Science Programs

Middle School

Preview selected activities from the middle school programs.

High School

Preview selected activities from the high school programs.

By Subject

A comprehensive overview of our programs by subject area. 

By State

Look into customization based on specific state standards. 

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Mix and match units for a custom sequence.

Unit books and equipment packages make it easier to customize a program based on your state standards and a recommended scope and sequence.

For some districts the full-year programs by discipline are more appropriate while for others a coordinated program across the disciplines is a better fit. 

What you get

Unit equipment packages come with a teacher online portal of resources and 1-7 drawers of equipment; hardcover and/or online student books are ordered separately to fit your class size.

Units are perfect for

Educators that teach across science disciplines and want to engage and inspire students with relevant real-world issues that meet their standards will find units meet this need perfectly.

Ongoing support

From curriculum specialists, a team of program managers, trainers, and video PD for specific units, we are here for you.

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Third Edition - Revised for the NGSS

Using a thorough process of program review and development SEPUP is producing new units that fully align with NGSS Performance Expectations, three-dimensional design, and Common Core standards. 

Core Curriculum | Middle School

Mix and match

Our most popular full-year program is a sequence of middle school units customized to meet state and district standards.  You choose the units and the order. 

ISSUES & Earth SCIENCE | Middle school

Plate Tectonics

Students investigate the types of plate boundary movements that result in and create landforms. They also recommend a site to deposit radioactive waste based on information collected throughout the unit.

SGI: Biology | High School

Genetics: Feeding the World

In this unit, students investigate how genes and patterns of inheritance function in organisms, learn the procedures and results of genetic modification, and the benefits and trade-offs of producing genetically modified organisms.

Issues & Life Science | Middle School

Evolution

Students examine fossils, consider the lines of evidence for evolution, natural selection, and evaluate the impact of humans on the extinction and evolution of species.

EDC Earth Science | High School

Earth's Place in the Universe

Students conduct a mock trial to examine evidence for the solar nebular condensation theory, and examine line spectra use by astronomers to investigate the composition of deep space objects.

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Bring your artistry to a whole new level.

There have been hundreds of performances of Romeo and Juliet—very few of them the same. Just like an actor or a director transforms a beautiful script it is the teacher who makes the curriculum come alive.

The Lab-Aids core curricula are not "scripted-programs" but rather great scripts ready to brought to life by the artistry of the teacher. Focus your time enacting instead of authoring. 

What you get

Unit equipment packages come with a teacher online portal of resources and 16-24 drawers of equipment organized on 2-3 rolling carts; hardcover and/or online student books are ordered separately to fit your class size.

Programs by discipline are perfect for

Educators that teach one discipline per grade, want an engaging curriculum rooted in real-world issues, has a built in assessment system, and want to see systemic growth in their students' work and writing performance will find a great match with our full-year Earth, Life, and Physical programs.

Ongoing support

From curriculum specialists, a team of product managers, trainers, and video PD for specific units, we are here for you.

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The difference with Lab-Aids

Our research-based curricula is built on rigorous research in content, cognitive development, and educational best-practice. These programs require ongoing evaluation for efficacy in student understanding and are linked to highly regarded institutions that also have a stake in maintaining their reputation of excellence. 

Core Curriculum | High School

Science and Sustainability

The scientific topics were chosen because they relate to sustainable development. Students make recommendations to ensure that specific resources will continue to be available by future generations.

Core Curriculum | High School

Science and Global Issues: Biology (SGI: Biology)

Field tested around the country, the activities have a proven track record of engaging students in scientific inquiry and how Biology relates to their lives.

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A month of perfectly planned programming

A targeted, cost-effective way to have students engage in science and engineering practices and encourage student-led discussion around a specific real-life issue.

Issues are carefully selected to provide student motivation and context for the science content. Each issue must be engaging to diverse students, be sustainable over time, and require an understanding of important concepts and processes in order to make evidence based decisions. 

150 +

students can be taught with most modules

6-20

Activities built into each module

What you get

A teacher's guide with student sheets and visual aids, assessment support, and all the equipment needed to run the activities come in 1-3 organized boxes.

Modules are perfect for

Educators looking to cover multiple concepts in relevant context while engaging students in actual science and engineering practices are sure to find modules that fit their needs.

Ongoing support from

Curriculum specialists and a team of product managers are here to help whenever needed.

Module | Middle School

Groundwater Contamination

Students design and carry out a plan for testing water from different parts of the city to determine the contamination’s source, severity, extent, and rate of travel. The data is then used to analyze the risk to Fruitvale’s water supply.

module | high school

Food Safety

Students first explore food-borne illness as they investigate the growth of yeast. They examine the different chemical additives and their use in preventing microbial growth.

Module | High School

Investigating Alternative Energy: Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Students first consider some trade-offs of using various fuels, including hydrogen, for powering vehicles then use an electrolyzer to produce hydrogen and oxygen gas from water.

MODULE | Middle and High School

Reflection and Refraction

Students explore images formed by plane and curved mirrors and discover the rule for reflection of light. They also use lenses to study light refraction, measure focal length, make a simple camera, and observe how focused light energy is converted to heat energy.

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Where Lab-Aids got its start

Lab-Aids started producing kits over 50 years ago in an effort to provide teachers with everything needed for thoughtful, hands-on activities to approach difficult concepts. 

Kits are a cost-effective way to teach content that is hard, rife with misconceptions, or just boring. These hands-on labs will energize your classroom.

54

years Lab-Aids has been making kits

1-3

activities per kit

What you get

A teacher's guide, student sheets with procedures and formative assessments, and equipment all come organized in a single box.

Kits are perfect for

Educators looking to bring life to a single concept and/or fill in gaps where their current curriculum is lacking to meet all their standards will find the perfect match in one of our hundreds of options.

Ongoing support from

Curriculum specialists and a team of product managers are always here to help with any questions.

Kit | Middle School

Modeling Stream Erosion

Students investigate the dynamics of stream erosion and deposition. Using engineered materials students observe, describe, and interpret the patterns created when “rainwater” flows over an area.

Kit | High School

AB-O-Rh Combination Blood Typing

Students type their own blood with this easy to use blood and Rh factor typing with the specially designed Slide Guide.

Kit | High School

Biofuels: Investigating Ethanol Production and Combustion

Students ferment corn and cane sugar and distill the fermented stillage to produce ethanol. They compare ethanol and kerosene combustion and measure CO2 and particulate matter - of the two fuels.

Kit | Middle & High School

9 Level Conductivity Meter

Allows students to test relative conductivity of liquids and solids. As the conductivity of the tested material increases, the number of LEDs will increase.

True or False?

Using a district-wide program increases lesson efficacy.
True
False

True

Correct!

A comprehensive study done by Iris Wiess at Horizon Research showed that adherence to a district-wide program increased lesson efficacy more than any other reform efforts. 

True

Research shows that it does.

A comprehensive study done by Iris Wiess at Horizon Research showed that adherence to a district-wide program increased lesson efficacy more than any other reform efforts.