All supplies for the experiments are included in your box. No need to rush to the store!
We include real scientific tools and supplies and have done the research to find the best options for each experiment. Some boxes even come with live organisms!
We typically include extra supplies to repeat some of the experiments a few times. Most of the tools are reusable – like the real microscope! If your kids would prefer to work independently, then individual boxes are suggested.
Each of the 3-5 experiments takes 15 minutes to an hour to complete. The lab notebook shows the estimated times. Sometimes extra time is needed for things like plant seed growth.
In addition, we send out an email that includes information about the coming experiments and the anticipated completion time. Many families use BioBoxes as their primary science curriculum and plan a BioBox day each week by setting aside an hour or so to complete one experiment.
Yes! Many BioBoxers are homeschoolers. Check out the School tab to find out how to subscribe if you require prepayment in full.
Families can enjoy their BioBoxes together. The experiments work well for a variety of ages and are substantial enough to be used as full science curriculum. Middle school students may supplement with a lab report to add depth to their study and high school students can use the experiments as the hands-on component of their required curriculum.
Yes, you can read about organisms, look at a model, or see living animals at a zoo …but to really know more about them you need to hold them in your hand and take a peek inside. You get to observe starfish tube feet, see the air bladder of a fish, see a real heart valve, etc. Now we know some of you are saying “no way – not me”, but this is consistently the highlight of many BioBoxes, even for those initially apprehensive! There’s a better understanding and increased appreciation for life when you get the chance to see them up close; however, we respect your values and are working on ways to substitute optional models for dissection upon request.
All new subscriptions start with The Microscopic World box which includes your very own microscope to be used with all following BioBoxes. There are 4 experiments within this box that help students develop the skill of using their new microscope as well as an introduction to the living world.
You may pause or cancel any time up until your box has shipped each month by going through your online account or reaching out to us at email@example.com.
Orders using school funds through purchase orders and Class Wallet may be cancelled any time up until the first box has shipped.
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