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Science Kit Refurbishment

DCTS/DCIU Science Kit Refurbishment


Science Kits used throughout the county can be refurbished by the Delaware County Technical High School (DCTS) as part of the Logistics and Inventory Management Program. The kit-based curriculum materials recommended by the National Science Resources Center in Washington DC are housed in the program and students are filling the needs of county school districts who use the kits as part of their kindergarten through middle school education courses. Science materials are aligned with the Pennsylvania Science and Ecology Standards, which focus school science programs across the state and provide a set of testable standards for science teaching.

The Science kits were formally refurbished as part of the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Science Initiative (SEPARSI), which has been disbanded in Delaware County. However, the kit-refurbishment remains in tact. The yearly fee provided by each participating district was used to offset the cost of the replacement materials. A new system is now in place to ensure you continue to receive materials at the lowest cost possible. The pricing includes ordering, handling, shipping, and administrative costs. 

When To Order Refurbishment Parts 


When a science unit has been completed, please order your refurbishment parts right away. This allows our students to fill the orders during the school year as part of their Logistics and Inventory curriculum. During the summer months DCTS is closed. Orders received after May 1st will be refurbished during the following September and October in order of receipt. Your help in placing an ordering ASAP after completing a science unit is critical to our program. 

Order Timeline

Please order two months (or 60 school days) in advance. Vendor order takes 2-3 weeks. Delivery takes 2 weeks. Delivery of Science Kit parts takes place two times per week ONLY.

The Delaware County Intermediate Unit provides kit and material delivery. Science refurbishment packages are picked up on Tuesday at DCTS, and then held at the IU until the weekday designated for delivery to your school. We are very grateful for this service provided by the Intermediate Unit.


Science Kits  – Order Parts

Your order can be placed directly from this screen

When your order is completed send by email ONLY.

Save the completed order form on your computer. Attach the saved order form to an email and address to warehouse@dciu.org

Important

Please order well in advance! We need 2 months or 60 school days (the Technical High School is closed during the summer) to process, order, obtain and ship your order. 

  1. Click on your science unit below
  2. Fill in the requested information at the top of the form (use the TAB key to move from space to space)
  3. Order the individual parts:
    The numbers on the left of the list reflect the quantity of each item in a new kit designed for 30 students 
    Order only the quantity of each replacement part you need for your class
     
  • Do not save the original form for future use. Use a fresh download from the website each time you submit a new order
  • Mark the location of our website in your computer "Favorites" for future use

 

Animal Studies-2

Balancing and Weighing

Balls and Ramps

Butterflies 2

Changes

Ecology K-5

Ecosystems

Electric Circuits

Insects

Land and Water 2

Magnetism and Electricity

Microworlds

Mixtures and Solutions

Motion and Design

Myself and Others

Organisms

Pebbles, Sand, Silt 

Plant Growth

Rocks and Minerals

Solids and Liquids (Foss)

Solids and Liquids (STC)

Sound STC

Sun, Moon Stars

Trees 

Variables

Water 

Weather

 

Material Safety Data Sheets

Material Safety Data Sheets are available for chemicals found in science kits. These Material Safety Data Sheets can be downloaded by visiting the individual kit web sites. See your teacher’s manual for manufacturer’s name and address.

Materials should only be used and handled according to the manufacturer’s instructions. DCIU/DCTS are not manufacturers of the materials and are not responsible for any defects, mislabeling, mishandling or misuse of the materials.

Small parts are a choking hazard.

Adult supervision is required.