2017-2018 Science Olympiad Thermodynamics Kit

Avg. Ratings: 1.0 (2 Reviews)

Total Ratings: 2
Avg. Ratings: 1.0 out of 5

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Engineer / Coach / Lakeville, MN
No, I didn't recommend
Poor kit, overpriced. No education value to instructions. I figure I could have bought the beakers and thermometer for less than half the kit price. The rest was cardboard and Styrofoam available anywhere for cheap. Poor value.
WARDSCI.com associate Published 01/29/2019
Thank you for your review your feedback is important. We will be sure to consider this review when we are planning our 2019 catalog and pricing. Thanks again.
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Education / Teacher / Boston, MA
No, I didn't recommend
The beaker came broken, and the instructions are terrible. For the price paid for this kit, which contains materials found in any classroom, the only thing being paid for are the instructions. The instructions are terrible, so don't buy this kit. WardSci has said in response to other reviews that the instructions are sometimes purposely vague. Instructions should never be written as purposely vague, and the only reason people are buying WardSci's kits for science olympiad are because they lack the funding and time through their school for children to experiment and create an "out of the box" solution to the event. For those people buying kits because their schools lack the organization and time for their Science Olympiad clubs to continually experiment to produce an amazing solution to the drop-off events, this kit is also not for them because the instructions are written horribly and will not save you any time.
WARDSCI.com associate Published 01/29/2019
Thank you for your review. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Customer Service (@ 800-962-2660) if/when you receive broken or defective items. This is something that we can easily and speedily remedy for you. We are more than happy to send a new beaker to you at no charge. As you mentioned, the instructions are meant to be vague in some areas because it is not the goal of the Science Olympiad organization to give everything away to the competitor. The competitors are required to use critical thinking to conquer some of the road blocks in an event. Also, it would not be in the spirit of fair competition if a kit could be purchased with all of the answers included. Thank you for your understanding. We appreciate you feedback.
470231-400KT 36.31 USD
2017-2018 Science Olympiad Thermodynamics Kit
Prepare for upcoming competitions with this practice kit, the only kits officially licensed and approved by Science Olympiad!

  • Designed hand-in-hand with the National Event Supervisors
  • Aligned to NGSS-based Science Olympiad events
  • Event rules can be downloaded for FREE from the Science Olympiad website
This kit features the following components, hand selected by the Science Olympiad Organization:

Cardboard, Corrugated, 20 x 20 Cm
Foam Sheets, 9x12x1/16, Pkg./10
Packing Tape, 2 Wide Clear
Beaker, Low Form, 250 Ml, Dbl Scale, VWR
Therm, -10 C To 110C, Total Immersion

The 2017-2018 Science Olympiad Kits were developed to provide an introduction to each event and are not intended to be an "out of the box solution" for competition. Students and competitors should practice innovation and creativity to make their design their own competition-ready device.

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 SCIENCE OLYMPIAD RULES MANUAL HERE: https://store.soinc.org/us/page/manuals?resetallfilter=1