Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New School Supplies and Pow! Science!

I don't know about you, but one of my favorite parts of a new school year, in addition to a fresh start full of possibility, is all of the new "stuff" that goes with it.  Brand new pencils and pens.  Fresh notebooks that don't have a mark in them (unless one of my children has gotten to it before me....).  Perfectly clean glassware.  Replacement supplies for your favorite demonstrations and labs.  Science "toys" that you know are going to capture your students' interest.

Seriously.  Does anyone have any more fun spending their classroom budget than science teachers?  Maybe art teachers.... Maybe. 

I've got a fairly-new-to-me source for some fun and educational science supplies: Pow! Science! (Great name, right?)

Their prices on glassware (beakers and graduated cylinders) are very competitive.  (It's even better when you add on a Science Matters discount.  That's right!  Read on, my friends). And it's real glass!  I really dislike plastic beakers.  It's okay for graduated cylinders, but real glass is still so much better.  The selection and quantities are limited, so it's likely not the place to go if you're looking to outfit a whole science department.  But, if you're looking for some real glassware to use in your home laboratory or a few pieces to add to your individual classroom, I highly recommend you take a look. 

Some other "basic" supplies you might be interested in:
Litmus and pH Paper
Eye Droppers
Magnifying Glasses

And then there's the stuff that's a little more fun...

Now for that discount...
Pow! Science! is offering Science Matters readers a 15% discount on their entire purchase!through September 30.  Simply use the code SCIMATTER0913 when checking out.  There's no minimum purchase required and you can use the code as many times as you like.  
So, shop and shop often! 
Kick off that new school year in style!  Or if you're all set for the school year, why not get a jump on some holiday shopping for the scientists in your life.... :)
One more thing... if you live near or happen to be visiting the Rhode Island vicinity, you can visit their brick and mortar store.  Also, check out their programming: free Lego days, birthday parties, homeschool and scout presentations and so on. 

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