School Science Lessons
2019-02-07
Please send comments to: J.Elfick@uq.edu.au

List of equipment for science curriculum development
Table of contents
See:
Science Equipment Suppliers - Commercial Websites
List 1 Equipment lists
List 1 = Equipment for introduction to science in primary and junior secondary classes where there may be no laboratory and the
teacher may not be a trained science teacher

List 1A Equipment for physics, chemistry, biology, and earth sciences

List 1B Consumables

List 1C Tools

List 1D Protective clothing and safety equipment

Balloons (commercial information)

Fuse wire


List 2 = Equipment for middle secondary school, which may be added to List 1 and that has a laboratory,
has electricity, gas and tap water.
The teacher is a trained science teacher, but not necessarily a subject specialist of physics or chemistry or biology.
Bunsen burner and microscope are used for demonstrations by the teacher
List 2AA Locally available chemicals and substances, common name first,
chemicals for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and earth sciences
List 2A Locally available chemicals and substances, chemical name first
Hazard
List 2B Chemicals and substances that can be supplied by companies that export to educational institutions,
and are not usually available locally.
List 2A + List 2B) All the chemicals and substances, if all items had to be imported
List 2C Chemicals and substances that can be supplied by companies that export to educational
institutions, or may be available locally, that are NOT needed for junior secondary science teaching
List 2D Hazardous chemicals, chemicals with information about hazard or expense that are are NOT
recommended for use in junior secondary science classes

List 3 = Equipment for advanced secondary science classes up to and beyond school leaving standard, in fully equipped
laboratory, taught by fully trained physics or chemistry or biology teacher and where quantitative experiments are done by students in groups.
List 3A Live materials used for biology teaching
List 3B Materials for teaching experiments in Document Series 39 Teaching Biotechnology in schools

Categories
Item = Item description abbreviated from catalogues
Source = Source of supply of the item in its least expensive form and at a level of technology appropriate to junior secondary science teaching.
This source classification is based upon experience with supply from international or local supply sources, and the construction of
low-cost science teaching equipment.
Local purchase = Item that is commonly available and is normally sold for purposes other than science education, e.g. bicycle pump,
jelly crystals, salt, fishing sinkers.
The estimated cost quotedis based on catalogue prices from international suppliers of scienceequipment.
Local manufacture = Item that can be made up commercially in local workshops using basic tools and commonly available materials.
The estimated cost quoted is based on catalogue prices from international suppliers of science equipment.
Low Cost = Item that can replace the locally fabricated or imported item. List 1 has a simple design and can be made at no cost or at the
cost of simple materials, e.g. Aspirator polythene 1000 cm3 could be replaced by a 1 litre plastic drink bottle.
Some items can be found in discarded equipment, e.g. ball bearings.
The estimated cost quoted is based on catalogue prices from international suppliers of science equipment.
Catalogue = Catalogue item from international suppliers of science equipment.
This item is usually obtained from local agents or is directly imported.
Class = Class of 40 students working in 5 groups.
Estimated costs of unit or individual item should be included to facilitate first level budgetary planning and to allow for preliminary
calculation of costs for one class and total costs.
Actual costs can be obtained only from quotations from local agents and international suppliers, that will take into account the volume of the order,
destination of the consignment and packaging needs and customs and storage charges.
Estimated costs should be quoted in United States Dollars, ex-works, export packed and based on an average of costs from catalogues.

List 1D Protective clothing and safety equipment
See 3.2.2: Protective clothing and equipment (Duties of a teacher)
Part 18. Safety, Laboratory safety (websites)
AS = Australian standard

1. Aprons, Safety apron
2. Dust masks, Safety masks
3. Ear protection, Safety ear muffs, ear plugs
4. Eye-wash bottles, Safety eye-wash cup
5. Face shields, Safety face shield
6. Fire blankets, Safety blanket
7. Fire extinguishers
8. First Aid kits
9. Glasses, Safety glasses
10. Gloves, Safety gloves
11. Helmets, Safety helmet
12. Laboratory coats, Safety coat
13. Masks, Safety mask
14. Overalls, Safety overalls
15. Respirators, Safety respirators
16. Screens, Safety screen
17. Spill kits
18. Wipes, baby wipes

List 1A Equipment for physics, chemistry, biology, and earth sciences
Accumulator, lead cell, 12V List 1, Local Purchase
Ammeter, dual scale, 0-1A, 0-5A M C Catalogue
Anemometer, hand held List 2 Low Cost
Apparatus clamp, cork lined, 135 mm List 2 Catalogue
Aquarium pump, 240 V AC List 2 Local Purchase
Aquarium tank, 615 × 255 × 755 mm List 1, Local Manufacture
Aspirator, polythene, 1000 cm3 List 2 Low Cost
Balance, simple, pan balance List 1, Low Cost
Balance, spring, 0 to 10 N List 3 Catalogue
Balance, spring, 0 to 100 g List 2 Catalogue
Balance, spring, 0 to 1000 g List 2 Local Purchase
Balance, top pan, compression spring List 1, Local Purchase
Balance, triple beam List 2 Catalogue
Ball and ring apparatus List 2 Local Manufacture
Ball bearings, 6.0 mm, pk 100 List 1, Low Cost
Ball bearings, 1.5 mm, pk 100 List 1, Low Cost
Bar and gauge List 2 Local Manufacture
Barometer, aneroid, wall mounting List 2 Catalogue
Barometer chart, 12 months, set of 10 List 2 Catalogue
Bathroom scale, platform scale List 1, Local Purchase
Battery charger, tropicalized, 12 V List 1, Local Purchase
Battery holder, 2 cell List 2 Low Cost
Beaker, 100 cm3, borosilicate List 2 Low Cost
Beaker, 1000 cm3, polypropylene List 1, Low Cost
Beaker, 250 cm3, borosilicate List 2 Low Cost
Beaker, 400 cm3, polypropylene List 1, Low Cost
Beehive shelf List 2 Low Cost
Bicycle dynamo / generator, headlamp List 1, Local Purchase
See: Dynamo/generator (Commercial)
Bicycle pump List 1, Local Purchase
Bimetallic strip, compound bar, for heat conductivity testing, List 1, Low Cost
Blow pipe List 2 Local Manufacture
Bosshead, lab. stand, for 16 mm diameter. List 2 Catalogue
Bottle, 2.5 litres, winchester List 2 Low Cost
Bottle polythene, 250 cm3, translucent List 2 Low Cost
Bourdon gauge, demonstration List 2 Catalogue 01 70
Bowl, polythene circular, 340 × 130 mm List 1, Local Purchase
Brush, camel hair ordinary, 36 mm List 2 Local Purchase
Buchner flask, sidearm, 250 cm3 List 2 Catalogue
Bucket, plastic List 1, Local Purchase
Bulbs 12V 10W, pk 10 List 1, Local Purchase
Bulbs 3.5V 0.3A, torch, pk 10 List 1, Local Purchase
Bunsen burner List 1, Catalogue 2
Bunsen burner, flame spreader, 50 mm List 2 Catalogue
Burette, 50 × 0.1 cm3 List 2 Catalogue
Burette brush, nylon List 2 Catalogue
Burette stand List 2 Local Manufacture
Burner, Kerosene, Chinese type List 2 Local Manufacture
Burner, methylated spirit, 100 cm List 1, Local Manufacture
Burner, methylated spirit wick, pk 10 List 1, Local Manufacture
calipers, vernier, sliding List 2 Catalogue
Calorimeter, Cu / Al 100 × 75 mm List 1, Low Cost
Capillary tubing, 0.4 mm bore, 1 m List 2 Catalogue
Carrier, acid bottle, Winchester bottle List 2 Local Manufacture
Cell plate, copper, 85 × 38 × 1.5 mm List 1, Low Cost
Cell plate, zinc, 85 × 38 × 1.5 mm List 1, Low Cost
Clip, bulldog List 2 Local Purchase
Clip, Hofmann clip, 16 mm opening List 2 Catalogue
Clip, hose, 25 mm, pk 10 List 2 Local Purchase
Clip, Mohr clip, 10 mm diameter List 2 Catalogue
Clock, wall clock, quartz List 2 Local Purchase
Colour filters, set of 8 List 1, Low Cost
Combustion boat, porcelain List 2 Catalogue
Combustion tube, silica, 300 mm List 2 Catalogue
Compass, plotting compass, 16 mm, pk 10 List 1, Local Purchase
Compass, pocket compass, locking mechanism List 2 Local Purchase
Condenser, Liebig, 200 m List 2 Catalogue
Containers, plastic, transparent List 1, Low Cost
Cover glasses, box 100 List 2 Catalogue
Crocodile clip, with spring, screw, pk 10 List 2 Local Purchase
Crocodile lead set, set of 10 leads List 2 Low Cost
Crucible, 40 mm diameter, pk 10 List 2 Catalogue
Crucible, nickel List 2 Catalogue
Crucible tongs, iron List 2 Local Manufacture
Cubes, metal, assorted, set of 4 List 1, Local Manufacture
Deflagrating spoon, combustion, with cap List 2 Low Cost
Delivery tube, mixed, 6 mm, pk 6 List 2 Low Cost
Density bottle, specific gravity, 50 cm3 List 2 Catalogue
Desiccator, glass, 200 mm diameter novus List 2 Catalogue
Dialysis tubing, 14 mm, roll 5 m List 1, Low Cost
Dissecting pins, pk 100 List 2 Low Cost
Dissecting set List 2 Catalogue
Divider / compass List 1, Local Purchase
Dropper and teat, pk 5 List 1, Local Purchase
Dropping bottle, polythene / pipette List 2 Catalogue
Dry cell, alkaline battery, 1.5V, pk 4 List 2 Local Purchase
Dry cell, battery, 1.5 V, HP 2, pk 2 List 1, Local Purchase
Dust particle card, pk 50 List 2 Low Cost
Ebonite rod, or plastic comb List 1, Low Cost
Electric motor, 1.5V to 8V AC List 2 Catalogue
Electric bell, 6 V List 2 Local Purchase
Electric jug, with element List 2 Local Purchase
Electric plug, multisocket outlet List 2 Local Purchase
Electric plug, 3-pin List 1, Local Purchase
Evaporating basin, 25 cm3, porcelain List 2 Catalogue
Evaporating basin, 100 cm3, porcelain List 2 Catalogue
Fever strip, forehead, body temperature List 2 Catalogue
Filter funnel, glass, 50 mm List 2 Catalogue
Filter funnel, polythene, 35 mm, pk 10 List 1, Low Cost
Filter funnel, Buchner funnel, 52 mm diameter List 2 Catalogue
Filter paper, 90 mm, box 100 / paper towel List 1, Low Cost
Filter pump, plastic, in 15 mm / out 11 mm List 3 Catalogue
Flash lamp bulb, torch, 1.25V, 0.25A, pk 10 List 1, Local Purchase
Flask, conical, 250 cm3, borosilicate glass, grad. List 2 Catalogue
Flask, conical, 500 cm3, borosilicate glass, grad. List 2 Catalogue
Flask, conical, 100 cm3, borosilicate glass, grad. List 2 Catalogue
Flask, distillation, sidearm, 100 cm3 List 2 Catalogue
Flask, filter, 250 cm3 sidearm, heavy wall List 3 Catalogue
Flask, flat bottom, 250 cm3, borosilicate List 2 Catalogue
Flask, round bottom, PYREX, 250 cm3 List 2 Catalogue
Flask, round bottom, 2 litres demijohn List 3 Catalogue
Flask, volumetric, 250 cm3, + stopper List 3 Catalogue
Fur, synthetic, piece List 1, Low Cost
Fuse wire
Fuse, cartridge type, assorted, pk 40 List 1, Local Purchase
Fuse wire, 5A, reel 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Fuse wire, 15A, reel 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
G-clamp, 50 mm opening List 2 Local Purchase
Galvanometer, 1000 ohm, centre 0, 50 mA List 2 Catalogue
Gas jar, 150 × 50 mm List 2 Low Cost
Gas jar covers, 65 mm, pk 10 List 2 Low Cost
Gauze, iron, 125 mm, pk 10 List 1, Local Manufacture
Geological hammer List 3 Catalogue
Glass block, rectangular List 2 Local Manufacture
Glass rod, 6 mm diameter × 1.5 m, pk 10 List 2 Catalogue
Glass tubing 10 mm diameter × 0.5 m, pk 30 List 2 Catalogue
Glass tubing 30 mm diameter × 0.5 m, pk 30 List 2 Catalogue
Glass tubing 5 mm diameter × l.5 m, pk 30 List 2 Catalogue
Hydrometer, battery charging List 1, Local Purchase
Hydrometer, glass, 0.7 to 2.0 List 1, Low Cost List 1, immersion heater, 240 V
List 2 Local Purchase
Iron rod, soft, 200 mm List 1, Low Cost
Jug, plastic, 1 litre, graduated List 1, Low Cost
Kitchen knife, stainless steel List 1, Local Purchase
Labels, hazard warning, sheet List 1, Low Cost
Labels, self-adhesive, pk 500 List 2 Local Manufacture
Lamp, M.E.S., torch, pk 10 List 2 Local Purchase
Lamp holder, M.E.S., torch globe, pk 10 List 2 Local Purchase
Lead shot, 1 mm diameter, sinkers, pk 50 List 1, Local Manufacture
Lens, biconvex, f = 150 mm, diameter = 38 mm List 2 Catalogue
Lens, biconvex, f = 100 mm, diameter = 38 mm List 2 Catalogue
Lens holders, wooden List 2 Low Cost
Magnet, Alnico III, horseshoe, pk 10 List 2 Catalogue
Magnet, bar, pair, with keeper, 100 mm List 1, Local Purchase
Magnet, Alcomax, horseshoe, large U List 2 Catalogue
Magnetic needle, on stand List 2 Local Manufacture
Magnifier, pocket magnifier, × 10 diameters. List 2 Local Purchase
Magnifying glass, + handle, 50 mm lens List 1, Local Purchase
Marbles, 7 mm diameter, pk 100 List 1, Local Purchase
Masses, iron, hexagonal, 1 kg, each List 2 Low Cost
Masses, slotted, 1000 g total, set List 2 Catalogue
Masses, slotted, 100 g total, set List 2 Catalogue
Measuring cylinder, polythene, 1000 cm3 List 1, Low Cost
Measuring cylinder, polythene, 250 cm3 List 1, Low Cost
Measuring cylinder, glass, 100 cm3 List 3 Catalogue
Measuring cylinder, glass, 10 cm3 List 3 Catalogue
Melting point tube, pk 100 List 2 Catalogue
Metal cubes, Al, Cu, Fe, Pb, Zn, Brass List 1, Local Manufacture
Metre rule, horizontal, mm and cm List 1, Low Cost
Micrometer screw gauge, in box List 2 Catalogue
Microscope, with objectives. × 4, × 10, × 40, eye × 10 List 2 Catalogue
Microscope cavity slide, pk 10 List 2 Catalogue
Microscope slide folder, 25 slides List 2 Local Manufacture
Microscope slides, pk 100 List 2 Catalogue
Mirror, concave, 100 mm focus, rear view List 1, Low Cost
Mirror, convex, 100 mm focus, dental List 1, Low Cost
Mirror, plane, unmounted, 75 × 25 mm List 1, Low Cost
Mortar and pestle, 80 mm diameter List 2 Local Manufacture
Muffin tin, aluminium List 1, Low Cost
Multimeter, DC / AC List 1, Local Purchase
Net, insect / butterfly collection List 1, Low Cost
Net, pond, animal collection List 1, Low Cost
Organ pipe, or whistle, piston type List 1, Local Purchase
Overflow vessel, iron List 1, Local Manufacture
Pendulum sphere, lead, 12 g, set 10 List 1, Low Cost
Periodic table, wall size List 1, Low Cost
Perspex block, rectangular List 1, Local Manufacture
Perspex rod List 1, Local Manufacture
Petri dish, plastic, pk 15 List 2 Catalogue
Photographic slide case, 175 × 50 mm List 3 Catalogue
Pins, entomological, pk 100 List 3 Catalogue
Pins, household, steel, pk 100 List 1, Local Purchase
Pipette, 10 × 0.1 cm3, pk 20 List 3 Catalogue
Pipette, eye dropper, pk 10 List 3 Catalogue
Pipette filler, bulb type List 3 Catalogue
Plastic cup, pk 100 List 1, Local Purchase
Pneumatic trough, polythene, circular List 1, Low Cost
Pooter, insect sucker List 1, Local Manufacture
Potentiometer, 1 metre, single wire List 3 Catalogue
Power supply, mains, 6 / 12 V, AC / DC List 2 Local Purchase
Prism, semi-circular, perspex List 2 Catalogue
Prism, triangle, glass, 90o, 45o, 60o List 2 Catalogue
Projector, 35 mm slides, 240 / 12 V List 2 Catalogue
Projector lamp, 240 V, 300 W List 2 Catalogue
Propeller, 2 blade, plastic, pk 10 List 1, Low Cost
Pulley, double block List 2 Catalogue
Pulley, single block List 2 Catalogue
Pulley, triple block List 2 Catalogue
Pump, force pump, working model, glass List 2 Catalogue
Pump, lift pump, working model, glass List 2 Catalogue
Rain gauge, plastic List 2 Catalogue
Ray box, optics box, 12 V List 2 Local Manufacture
Razor blade, 2-side or 1-side List 1, Local Purchase
Resistors, set: 10, 20, 50, 100 ohm C Catalogue
Resonance tube, 300 to 500 mm List 1, Local Manufacture
Retort stand, with rod, 160 × 100 mm List 3 Catalogue
Retort stand clamp List 3 Catalogue
Retort stand ring, 13 mm rod, 55 mm d.10 List 3 Catalogue
Rheostat, sliding, 10.7 ohm, 5 A List 2 Local Manufacture
Rule, plastic, 300 mm, pk 25 List 1, Local Purchase
S-hooks, set of 10 List 1, Low Cost
Safety glasses List 1, Local Purchase
Seed propagator, perspex cover List 1, Low Cost
Separating funnel, 100 cm3 List 3 Catalogue
Silk material, piece List 1, Local Purchase
Soil sieves, mesh, 2, 1, 0.5 mm, set 3 List 3 Catalogue
Soil tester kit, rapid: soil pH meter, moisture, N, P, K. List 2 Local Purchase
Solenoid, 3A, 260 turns List 2 Local Manufacture
Sonometer, monochord, or guitar List 2 Local Manufacture
Spade connector, pk 10 List 2 Catalogue
Spade terminal adapter, pk 10 List 2 Catalogue
Spatula, polypropylene List 1, Local Manufacture
Spatula, stainless steel List 2 Catalogue
Sphygmomanometer, aneroid type List 2 Catalogue
Spoon, plastic, 120 mm, pk 6 List 1, Local Purchase
Spring, slinky, wire helix List 2 Catalogue
Stethoscope, respiratory, pulse List 2 Low Cost
Stopper, cork, assorted., pk 1 gross List 1, Local Purchase
Stopper, rubber, assorted., pk 10 List 2 Catalogue
Stopper rubber, one hole and two hole, pk 15 List 2 Catalogue
Stopwatch List 3 Catalogue
Storage tray, plastic, 425 × 310 × 160 mm List 2 Local Manufacture
Streak plate, unglazed, porcelain List 1, Low Cost
Switch, household, tumbler, rocker List 1, Local Purchase
Syringe, plastic, 20 cm3, pk 10 List 2 Local Purchase
Syringe, plastic, 2 cm3, pk 10 List 2 Local Purchase
T-tube, glass, ext. diameter 7 mm List 2 Catalogue
Tape measure, 1.52 m List 1, Local Purchase
Tape measure, metric, 20 m List 1, Low Cost
Tea strainer, or coffee strainer or sieve List 1, Local Purchase
Teat, pipette, pk 10 List 2 Local Purchase
Test-tube, Pyrex 75 × 10 mm, pk 100 List 3 Catalogue
Test-tube brush, pk 10 List 1, Local Manufacture
Test-tube holder, wood, spring, pk 10 List 1, Low Cost
Test-tube, sidearm, borosilicate glass, 125 mm, pk 10 List 2 Catalogue
Test-tube, soda glass, 50 × 10 mm, pk 250 List 1, Low Cost
Test-tube, soda glass, 100 × 16 mm, pk 100 List 2 Catalogue
Test-tube, stand, 6 hole, no peg List 2 Local Manufacture
Test-tube, small test-tube, ignition tube, borosilicate or Pyrex, heat resistant glass, 75 × 8 mm, pk 100
Test-tube, medium test-tube, borosilicate or Pyrex, heat-resistant glass, 150 × 15 mm, pk 100
Test-tube, large test-tube, boiling tube, borosilicate or Pyrex, heat-resistant glass, 150 × 25 mm, pk 100
Thermometer, -10Co to 110oC, mercury List 1, Local Purchase
Thermometer, clinical List 1, Local Purchase
Thermometer, wet and dry bulb, hygrometer List 1, Local Manufacture
Thermometer, stirring, -10Co to 110o C List 3 Catalogue
Thermometer, maximum and minimum List 3 Catalogue
Thistle funnel, 200 mm List 2 Catalogue
Tile, cavity tile, polypropylene, 12 cavities. List 3 Catalogue
Tape timer, electric ticker timer, DC List 2 Catalogue
Tape timer paper tape, plain, roll 300 m List 2 Catalogue
Torch, electric, 2.4V, 0.5A List 1, Local Purchase
Torch, electric, bulb, 2.4V, 0.5A List 1, Local Purchase
Transformer, demonstration kit List 3 Catalogue
Tray, wooden, 30 cm edge List 2 Local Manufacture
Triangle, pipe clay, pk 10, List 2 Catalogue
Tripod base, 132 mm, fit retort stand List 2 Catalogue
Tripod stand, triangular, height 200 mm List 2 Low Cost
Tube, sample, polythene, pk 10 List 2 Low Cost
Tubing adapter, nylon, 3 to 10 mm List 2 Catalogue
Tubing connector, polyethylene, T-shape, 7 mm List 2 Catalogue
Tubing connector, polyethylene, T-shape, 9 mm List 2 Catalogue
Tubing connector, polypropylene, Y-shape List 2 Catalogue
Tubing, gas, neoprene, 8 mm bore, metre List 2 Catalogue
Tubing, rubber, 5 mm bore, red, metre List 2 Catalogue
Tubing, rubber, 8 mm bore, red, metre List 2 Catalogue
Tuning fork, set: 128, 256, 384, 512 Hz List 2 Catalogue
U-tube, 125 × 10 mm (for manometer) List 2 Catalogue
Vacuum flask, Dewar vessel List 1, Local Purchase
Voltmeter, 5V and 15 V List 2 Catalogue
Wash bottle, plastic, 250 cm List 2 Low Cost
Watch glass, 80 mm diameter, pk 10, or saucer List 2 Low Cost
Wheel and axle, 150 and 50 mm diameter List 2 Low Cost
Wind vane, wind direction indicator List 1, Low Cost
Wire, bell or lamp, 100 m List 1, Local Purchase
Wire cable, 3-core, 6 A, 1 metre List 1, Local Purchase
Wire, copper, bare, 16 swg, 500 g reel List 1, Local Purchase
Wire, copper tinned, PVC cover, reel 100 m List 2 Local Purchase
Wire, Eureka / constantan, 16 swg, 125g List 2 Local Purchase
Wire, flexible, single, piano wire, 10 m List 2 Local Purchase
Wire, nichrome, bare, 16 swg, reel 125g List 2 Local Purchase
Wire, platinum wire, for flame test List 2 Catalogue

List 1, B Consumable
Most of these items can be purchased locally or can be collected locally without cost.
Adhesive, epoxy resin, 2-pack system
Adhesive, Blue-Tack, adhesive putty
Adhesive, Bostik, 25 cm3
Adhesive, contact, 70 cm3, tube
Adhesive, polystyrene cement, shoe glue, tube
Adhesive tape, 12 mm, 66 m
Bags, polythene, 200 × 300 mm, pk 100
Bags, polythene 150 × 100 mm, pk 100
Balloons, round, pk
Bamboo, assorted pieces. Low Cost
Bicycle inner tube
Bicycle spokes
Bones, animal Low Cost
Bottles, various, narrow and wide mouth Low Cost
Bottle tops, metal, crown seals Low Cost
Bulbs, used Low Cost
Calico, unbleached 5
Candles, household, pk 6
Can, with lid, coffee tin Low Cost
Cardboard, Bristol board
Cardboard, heavy, corrugated Low Cost
Cardboard sheets, miscellaneous Low Cost
Chopping board Local Manufacture
Clothes pegs, spring type,
Cloth, fine mesh, cleaning cloth
Connecting wire, insulated copper wire, connecting cord, single conductor cable
Copper wire
Cotton reels, pk 144
Cotton wool, pk 450 g
Crayons, pk
Crochet needles, pair
Cup hooks
Curtain railing, aluminium
Curtain rings
Disposable paper tissues, pk
Drawing pins, thumb tacks, pk
Elastic, for sewing
Emergency eye wash bottle, 150 cm3
Emery paper, silicon carbide, pk 3
Fire extinguisher, dry powder, 6 kg
First Aid kit, portable
Flint lighter, pk
Fly wire, roll
Formica, sheet
Glass paper, 230 × 280 mm, pk 3
Glass sheet, plate glass
Glass sheet, thin gauge
Graph paper, 1 and 10 mm, A4 pad
Horns, animal Low Cost
Hose pipe, garden hose, PVC 13 mm, 30 m
Ice cream sticks, lolly sticks, pk 200
Ink pad, stamp pad, fingerprint pad
Iron sheet, tin plate
Iron wire, fence wire
Iron wire, tie wire
Jars, various sizes Low Cost
Matches, safety matches
Muffin tin
Nails, 1.5, pk
Nails, iron, ungalvanized
Nuts, bolts Low Cost
Nylon thread, 0.25 mm, spool 90 m
Oil, lubricating, bottle 1 litre
Oil, sewing machine
Paint brush
Pencil, glass writing, box 12
Pen, felt tipped, black or red 1
Table tennis ball, ping pong ball, pk 5
Pipe cleaner, 3 mm × 15 metres
Plasticine, set: red / green / yellow / blue
Plywood, assorted
Putty, glazier's, pk
Rope, sash cord, 6 mm, 12 m
Rubber band, 450 g, assorted
Sandpaper
Saucepan, aluminium, 2 litres
Scissors, large, general purpose
Screws, self-tapping, assorted 20
Screws, wood, round head, assorted
Sewing machine oil, can
Sheet, plastic
Sheet rubber, 0.25 mm, 1 × 1 metre
Solder, resin core, 40g pk
Staples
Straws, drinking, plastic, pk 1000
String, hemp, garden string, ball of 30 m
Tape, insulating, PVC, 25 mm, roll 33 m
Thread, extra strong, reel 30 m
Tins, various sizes, jam tins Low Cost
Twine, string, ball 180 m
Washers, iron
Wick, spirit burner, 120 mm, pk
Wire netting, chicken wire
Wooden dowel, 10 × 450 mm, 3 mm diameter
X-ray film exposed Low Cost

List 1, C Tools
These items can usually be purchased locally, Local Purchase.
Brush, camel hair, flat, 12 mm
calipers, internal / external
Chisel, wood, size: 6 / 12 / 19 / 25, set 4
Compass / Divider, interchangeable point
Compass, draughtman's, self-centering
Cork borer sharpener, 5 to 24 mm
Cork borer, 5-24 mm, set 6
Corkscrew
Crowbar, pinch bar, 50 cm
Detergent, Teepol, 5 litres
Disinfectant, phenolic, 1 litre
Drill, hand, capacity 6 mm, 300 mm
Drills, English, 1 / 16 to 1 / 4, set
Drills, Metric, 1.5 to 6 mm, set 7
Files, set 6
File, triangular, glass cutting, handle
G-clamp, 150 mm opening
Glass cutter
Glass tubing knife
Gloves, disposable, medium size, pk
Gloves, insulated, leather, heat-proof
Gloves, nitrile chemical-resistant gloves!
Gloves, disposable surgical gloves for dissections, handling animal tissue and blood products
Gloves, rubber dish-washing gloves (not designed to protect against concentrated chemicals or organic solvents)
Hacksaw, adjustable frame, 250-300 mm
Hacksaw blades, 24 TPI, 250 mm, pk
Hammer, ball, cross pein, 280 g
Hammer, claw
Knife, trimming, 130 mm
Knife, trimming, blades, pk
Oilstone, 150 × 50 × 25 45
Pincers, carpenters, 180 mm
Plane, carpenters
Pliers, combination, 154 mm 12
Pliers, long nosed, 160 mm
Protractor, semicircular, 150 mm diameter 5
Protractor, full circle
Rake, garden, 1370 mm
Razor blades, pk
Safety glasses
Scissors, general purpose
Screwdriver, electricians, 230 × 8 mm
Screwdriver, electricians, 155 × 3 mm
Screwdriver, Phillips, size 2, 160 mm
Set square, 45o 1
Set square, 45o, 130 mm hypotenuse 1
Set square, 60o 1
Set square, 60o, 130 mm hypotenuse 1
Shears, general purpose, 175 mm
Sieve, plastic, 10 mm mesh, 350 mm
Soldering iron, 240 / 12 V
Spade, garden, 710 mm
Spanners, B.A., sizes 0 to 11, set 7
Spanners, metric, sizes 6 to 10, set 7 45
Spirit level, horizontal, 230 mm 6
Steel rule, 1 / 8 inch and mm, 300 mm
Steel rule, safety rule,   Maun, 300 mm
Tape measure, steel rule, flexible, 300 mm
Tenon saw, 250 mm, 15 TPI
Tin opener
Tin snips, 50 mm blades, straight, 205 mm
Trowel, garden, 130 mm
Try square, engineers
Vice, engineers, with bench clamp
Wire stripper
Wrench, adjustable, opening 20 mm
Balloons (commercial information)
Balloon Description
Inflated diameter
 Lift ability
Gas capacity
Flying time
Microfoil Balloons
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18 (46 cm) Round
34 cm
2.0 g
0.014 m3
3-5 days
31 (79 cm) Round
61 cm
43.6 g
0.045 m3
3-5 days
36 (91 cm) Round
69 cm
66.0 g
0.125 m3
3-5 days
Latex Balloons
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9 Round
23 cm
6.0 g
0.007 m3
12-16 hours
11 Round 28 cm
10 g
0.015 m3
18-24 hours
16 Round
41 cm
34.0 g
0.042 m3
30 + hours
24 Round
61 cm
120 g
0.042 m3
2-4 days
Chloroprene Balloons
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5.5' Chloroprene
1.7 m
2.13 kg
1.868 m3
8 days
8' Chloroprene
2.4 m
7.03 kg
7.561 m3
18  days

Aprons, Safety apron, PVC, (resists strong acids)
Safety clothing, Apron, lightweight, plastic, 88 X 78 cm, pack 10, Scientrific, (commercial website)

Dust masks, disposable, for mechanically generated particles, grinding, crushing, sawing, sanding
Respirators, rubber mask, chemically resistant, single filter

Ear protection, ear muffs, ear plugs
Ear protection, ear muffs, AS1270, general protection, 25 dB rated, class 4
Ear protection, ear plugs, Hilo 27 dB rated class 5, individually packaged, box / 200 pairs
Ear protection, ear plugs, Hilo 24 dB rated class 5, in dispenser, box / 250

Eye-wash bottles, eye-wash cup

Face shields, Safety face shield (chemical, anti-splash face shield)
Face shield, moulded, lightweight, high impact and splash proof, visor suits brow guard, (brow guard adjustable)
Face shield, small, adjustable, low impact and splash proof
Face shield, Black Eagle, clear visor, brow guard, chin guard, fully adjustable

Fire blankets, fibreglass, 1800 mm × 1200 mm
Fire Blankets
When to use a Fire Blanket  A fire blanket is ideal for cooking fat fires and can be used to wrap around people if their clothes catch
on fire.  Place (not throw) fire blankets over cooking fat fires, keeping hands and face protected behind it.
 Turn off the heat source and leave the blanket over the burnt area for at least 15 minutes or until the heat has dissipated.
Dial 000 to call the fire service.
Fire Blanket Regulations  Your fire blankets should be Australian Standards approved.
 It must measure not less than 1 metre by 1 metre.
 It should be installed in or close to the kitchen.

Fire extinguishers, dry chemical powder, paper, wood, textile, oil, liquid and electrical fires, 2.5 kg, 4.5 kg
Fire Safety Products
There is a range of fire safety products on the market that can help prevent and respond to fires.
Products such as fire retardant paint can help stop a fire from either commencing or spreading.
Fire blankets and fire extinguishers can be helpful in putting out a minor fire.
Queensland Fire & Rescue Service recommends that you consider these products for your particular circumstance.
If in doubt, consult a reputable fire protection company.
Fire Extinguishers
Dry Chemical Powder
This type of extinguisher is suitable for most household fires.
A one kilogram Dry Chemical Fire Extinguisher will last approximately 10 to 12 seconds.
This type of extinguisher is effective against small fires.
Maintenance Regulations Choose a fire extinguisher approved by Australian Standards.
Monitor the pressure gauge to ensure correct pressure.
Shake it occasionally to prevent the powder from settling.
Have it serviced every six months and pressure tested every five years by a qualified person.
Refill your extinguisher, as soon as possible, after it has been used.
Use a fire extinguisher ONLY if:
1. you know that the extinguisher is suitable for use on the flammable materials involved in the fire,
2. you have considered whether electricity is involved and, the extinguishing agent is non conducting,
3. you can extinguish the fire quickly,
4. you are not putting your life at risk by staying in the vicinity of the fire,
5. all other persons have been evacuated from the area.

First Aid kits, portable First Aid kit
16.8 Safety, First Aid Kits, (commercial websites

Glasses, safety glasses, goggles, safety goggles, spectacles, safety spectacles, (polycarbonate lens glasses)
Safety glasses, "Scientrific", (commercial website)
Safety spectacles, clear lens, will fit over prescription glasses, chemical and impact resistant
Safety spectacles, UV protection, glare reduction (dark glasses for outside use)
Safety goggles, impact resistant, protect against chemical splash and flying objects
Goggles, Safety goggles, chemical / dust goggle, close-fitted face seal, self comfortable frame, anti-fog and anti-scratch lenses, certified
to AS / NZS1337 medium impact protection
Goggles, Safety goggles, ChemPro, wide vision lens provides room for most prescription spectacles, adjustable strap for individual fit,
compatible with most industrial head protection, anti-fog and anti-scratch lenses, certified to AS / NZS1337 medium impact protection
Spectacles, Safety spectacles, MSA Arctic Indoor, 100 % UV protection, maximum glare reduction, certified to AS / NZS1337
medium impact protection
Spectacles, Safety spectacles, medium impact resistant, clear lens, will fit over prescription glasses, adjustable arms with comfort
cushions, certified to AS / NZS1337 medium impact protection

Gloves, safety gloves
See: Gloves, (Commercial)
Safety gloves, general purpose, leather
Safety gloves, chemical gloves, PVC, protect against strong acids, bases, salt solutions, latex free
Safety gloves, disposable, polyethylene, for food handling, catering, child care
Gloves, disposable, medium size, pk
Gloves, insulated, leather, heat-proof
Gloves, nitrile, chemical-resistant gloves
Gloves, disposable surgical gloves for dissections, handling animal tissue and blood products
Gloves, rubber dish-washing gloves (not designed to protect against concentrated chemicals or organic solvents)
Gloves, MSA Grand Prix, general purpose, beige leather, small, medium, large
Gloves, disposable gloves, powder free and sulfur-free polyethylene, ambidextrous design unisize, suitable for food handling,
catering and child care
Gloves, Stretch vinyl medical gloves, non sterile powdered, small, medium, large, box / 100
Gloves, Stretch vinyl medical gloves, non sterile powder free, latex free, single use, small, medium, large, box / 100
Glove dispenser, three pack
Gloves, Mediflex nitrile gloves, disposable, blue, powder free with textured fingers, small, medium, large, box / 100
Gloves, latex medical gloves, examination powder free, non sterile, beaded cuff
Gloves, latex medical gloves, examination, powdered, non sterile, beaded cuff
Gloves, N-DEX Ambidextrous Powdered Nitrile Gloves

Helmets, Safety helmet, ABS plastic, adjustable inner, AS 1801
Sun brim and neck flap, cool cotton brim with attached flap for maximum sun protection, white, blue gloves, Safety gloves rubber,
rubber safety gloves, (small / medium / large rubber gloves), (rubber, caoutchouc)

Laboratory coat, dust coat
Safety, Laboratory coat, Scientrific, (commercial website)

Masks, safety mask
Mask, surgical with ties, fluid resistant
Mask MSA Affinity, Reduce exposure to mechanically and thermally generated dusts. mists, fumes and aerosols, as in crushing,
blasting, grinding, welding, soldering and refining processes
Mask, Dust mask, P1 filter, 3 panel flat fold design, for mechanically generated particle, grinding, sanding, crushing sawing

Overalls,
16.8 Safety, Uniforms, overalls, (commercial websites)
Safety overalls, Kleenguard XP protective overalls, low-linting, antistatic, silicon free, suitable for hazardous dusts, chemical handling,
spray painting, pharmaceutical manufacturing electronic assembly
Overalls, Safety overalls, Kleenguard, polypropylene and micro fibre, protect against hazardous dust, particulate matter, repels
water-based liquids, suitable for agriculture, emergency services, maintenance
and cleaning duties
Protective overalls, anti-static, silicone-free, for chemical handling, spray painting, electronics assembly
Protective overalls, disposable, polypropylene, for hazardous dust sprays, agriculture, emergency services, cleaning duties

Respirators, MSA 2S, full face rubber mask, respirator, chemical resistant rubber with polycarbonate lens with impact and
chemical resistance

Screens, Safety screen
Safety face shield, high impact and splash proof, visor, brow guard,
Helmet, Safety helmet, ABS plastic, red, white, yellow
Safety helmet, with sun brim and neck flap (for outside work)

Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms are devices that detect smoke and sound an alarm. Smoke alarms alert and wake people allowing valuable time to get
out of a house during a fire.
When you go to sleep, your sense of smell also goes to sleep.
If there is a fire, toxic fumes may overcome you before you wake up.
Smoke alarms should not be confused with smoke detectors, that are devices without an audible alarm function.
These are generally used in commercial premises.
Save your life
Reports indicate that the risk of death in a house fire is reduced by more than half if a properly maintained smoke alarm is installed with
links to safe home points.
Protect your property
All properties are a big investment and early warning of a fire can help to minimize damage.
Queensland Fire & Rescue Service position is that all residential accommodation be fitted with photoelectric smoke alarms.
You can buy them from hardware stores, electrical retailers, and through your electrician.
The two choices of smoke alarms: 240 Volt Smoke Alarms and 9 Volt Smoke Alarms
240 Volt Smoke Alarms
(Also called hard-wired smoke alarms)
A 240 volt smoke alarm is connected to a home's electrical system and has battery back-up power supply.
Advantages
Considered more reliable in the longer term.
Early warning - occupants alerted in the shortest possible time.
Uses a battery to provide back-up power if the AC power fails.
Models can be interconnected which sound alarms in all connected units.
Can come with a long life Lithium Battery - built-in and tamper proof
Power-on indicator
Some models have a hush button to stop nuisance alarms.
Test button - to ensure correct operation
Tested by Scientific Services Laboratories to comply with AS3786.
Some can be purchased with a rechargeable battery (non replaceable)
Disadvantages
More expensive
Need to be installed by a qualified electrician
9 Volt Smoke Alarms
(Also called battery operated smoke alarms)
A 9 volt smoke alarm is stand alone and operated only by a battery.
Advantages
Easy to install
Test button - to ensure correct operation
Low battery indication
In some models a hush button - to stop nuisance alarms
Battery missing indicator
Tested by Scientific Services Laboratories to comply with AS3786
Some models can be interconnected
Disadvantages
Battery needs to be replaced regularly
Stand alone or interconnected
Smoke alarms can be installed either stand alone or interconnected.
Interconnection allows all smoke alarms to sound simultaneously should any one alarm activate.
All occupants are alerted, maximizing the opportunity for escape.
Children's bedrooms should have a smoke alarm, and be connected to the parent's bedroom because children sleep much sounder
than adults.A significant percentage of residences fitted with smoke alarms remain unprotected due to depleted or missing batteries.
Installation
The installation of smoke alarms in new residential properties became compulsory in Queensland in 1997.
The ‘Standard Building Regulation 1993’ outlines that in Queensland, hardwired smoke alarms are required to be installed in all new
properties and those properties that are being significantly renovated, (i.e. renovations exceeding more than 50 percent of the original
building, measured over the roof and the external walls).
(Building Code of Australia, 1996 Vol. 2 3.7.2).
Photoelectric Smoke Alarms
(also known as optical smoke alarms)
These smoke alarms "see" the smoke (optical).
This type detects visible particles of combustion e.g. smouldering cigarette smoke.
They respond to a wide range of fires, but they are particularly responsive to smouldering fires and the dense smoke given off by
foam-filled furnishings or overheated PVC wiring.
Advantages
Good for smouldering fire and dense smoke
Not as prone to cooking nuisance alarms
Contain no radioactive material
Suitable for general use
Disadvantages
Prone to nuisance alarms from dust and insects - must be kept clean
More expensive
Your protection against fire increases with the quality and type of smoke alarm that is installed.
Research indicates that photoelectric smoke alarms are generally more effective than ionization types across a wider range of fires
experienced in homes.
For this reason, QFRS recommends that photoelectric smoke alarms be installed, especially if you are installing only one alarm.
If you already have smoke alarms installed, QFRS recommends that you supplement the existing alarms with photoelectric types,
especially between sleeping areas and exits from your home (e.g. hallways); and at the end of the service life of existing smoke alarms,
replace them with photoelectric types.
It is expected that stocks of photoelectric alarms will become more readily available at retailers as demand increases.
Other Smoke Alarm Options include:
1. Alarms for deaf and hearing-impaired people
2. Alarms with emergency lights
3. Special models for kitchens and caravans
4. Inter-connectable models that sound alarms in all connected units
Queensland Fire & Rescue Service recommends you buy an alarm that carries the Standards Australia Mark or is Scientific Services
Laboratory (SSL) labelled.

Spill kits
16.8 Safety, Spill station, (commercial website)

Wipes, baby wipes
16.8 Safety, Huggies, baby wipes, commercial website)

List 3 Biology teaching materials
List 3A Live materials used for biology teaching
Amoeba culture
aquarium waterweeds
bread mould (Mucor)
broad bean
carrot
cell, electron microscope photographs
chicken egg
chicken embryos in incubator
climbing bean / pea
cockroach
cork
corn (maize) seed (fruit)
cucurbits or melon
cuttings woody cuttings, sugar cane
earthworm Lumbricus
Elodea
Eucalyptus
Euglena
flower Hibiscus
French bean / kidney bean
frog / tadpole
fruit fly (Drosophila)
grass
hay infusion
Hormosira
Hydrilla
leaf litter
legumes with root nodules, clover
maize seed / grain, corn
mushrooms / toadstools
mustard seed
Nasturtium
onion bulb
Paramecium
Penicillium
pin mould / bread mould, Mucor
plant with variegated leaves
plant with soft leaves, weeds
potato
rat dissection specimens
rice grain
sawdust
soil profile
Spirogyra
sunflower seed
sweet potato.
toad dissection specimens
tomato seed
Tradescantia
treacle
wheat grain
wood

List: 2 Chemicals
List 2AA Locally available chemicals and substances, common name first, chemicals for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and
earth sciences.
These items are also in List 2A or List 2C
These items may be sold for purposes other than science teaching in a local general store, supermarket, trade store, hardware shop,
farmers' supply store, pharmacy, beauty care shop, to the general public, or may be supplied by companies exporting to educational
institutions.
List 1, Local Purchase
Common names, chemical name
Alum, potassium alum, Al2(SO4)3.K2(SO4).24H2O
Aluminium metal foil, Alfoil, 5 m × 30 cm List 1, Local Purchase
Aluminium metal sheet, aluminium drink-cans, al. metal powder List 1, Low Cost
Ammonia solution, 35%, cloudy ammonia, ammonia solution, NH3 (aq) (ammonium hydroxide) List 1, Local Purchase
Aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid List 2 Local Purchase
Baking soda, sodium bicarbonate, sodium hydrogen carbonate List 1, Local Purchase
Ink, ball pen, ball point pen (from cartridge) List 1, Local Purchase
Battery, torch, dry cell (carbon electrodes and Zn casing) List 1, Low Cost
Beef extract cube List 2 Local Purchase
Benedict's solution (test: diabetes, reducing sugars) List 2 Local Purchase
Bleach, sodium hypochlorite, sodium chlorate (I) List 1, RR List 2 Local Purchase
Bluestone, copper (II) sulfate-5-water List 1, Local Purchase
Borax, di-sodium tetraborate (III)-10-water List 2 Local Purchase
Brass, alloys of Cu, Sn, filings, bearings, ammunition. List 1, Low Cost
Solder, brazing solder, hard solder, alloy of Cu, Zn List 1, Local Purchase
Bronze, alloys, Cu Sn bronzes for coins, bells, gears List 1, Low Cost
Calcium chloride, drying agent, Calso List 1, Local Purchase
Calgon, sodium hexametaphosphate List 2 Local Purchase
Camphor, D-camphor List 2 Local Purchase
Candle, wax, paraffin, melting point approx. 56 List 1, Local Purchase
Caustic soda, lye, sodium hydroxide COR List 1, Local Purchase
Cement, Portland cement List 2 Local Purchase
Blackboard chalk (mainly calcium sulfate, for chromatography) List 1, Low Cost
Charcoal, wood, powder, carbon List 1, Low Cost
Chlorine washing bleach, Chlorox List 2 Local Purchase
Chloroform, trichloromethane, Harmful, List 3 Local Purchase
Citrus juices, citric acid monohydrate, crystals List 2 Local Purchase
Clay, fine, washed List 1, Low Cost
Clinistix strip, or Tes-Tape, pk 50 List 2 Local Purchase
Coal (bituminous coal, anthracite, lignite) List 1, Low Cost
Cochineal, colouring essence, carmine List 2 Local Purchase
Compost activator, decomposing bacteria List 2 Local Purchase
Copper metal, foil, turnings List 1, Low Cost
Copper wire List 1, Local Purchase
Coral, calcium carbonate List 1, Low Cost
Corrector fluid thinner, 1, 1, 1-Trichloroethane Harmful, List 1, Local Purchase
Cotton wool, cellulose List 2 Local Purchase
Cream of tartar, acid potassium tartrate, argol, K bitartrate List 2 Local Purchase
Cupronickel alloys of Cu and Ni, silver coins List 2 Local Purchase
Detergent, Teepol List 1, Local Purchase
Diatomaceous earth, swimming pool filter List 1, Low Cost
Disinfectant, phenolic List 1, Local Purchase
Dry cell, alkaline manganese List 1, Local Purchase
Dry cell, nickel cadmium List 1, Local Purchase
Dry cell, lithium chlorine camera batteries. List 2 Local Purchase
Dry cell, zinc carbon, zinc casing List 1, Local Purchase
Duralumin (from aircraft) alloy of Al, Cu, Mg List 1, Low Cost
Eau de Cologne, perfume List 2 Local Purchase
Emulsion, salad cream, wave setting lotion, mayonnaise List 1, Low Cost
Epsom salts, magnesium sulfate-7-water List 1, Local Purchase
Ether, anaesthetic ether, Harmful, List 3 LP
Fabrics, cotton, polyester, nylon List 1, Low Cost
Fertilizer, blood and bone manure List 1, Local Purchase
Fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, complete fertilizer List 2 Local Purchase
Flour, plain List 1, Local Purchase
Flour, self-raising List 1, Local Purchase
flowerpot, broken pieces, bumping granules List 1, Low Cost
Galvanized iron (iron, plated with zinc / zinc oxide) List 1, Low Cost
Gas, natural gas, methane List 1, Local Purchase
Gelatine, powder, household, gelatine List 1, Local Purchase
Glucose, D-glucose, dextrose List 1, Local Purchase
Glue, general purpose, paste, Clag List 1, Local Purchase
Glycerine, propane-1-2-3-triol, glycerol List 2 Local Purchase
Graphite, black lead, carbon, B pencil lead List 1, Low Cost
Grease, lubricating List 1, Low Cost
Honey, fructose List 1, Low Cost
Slaked lime, calcium hydroxide, hydrated lime, lime water List 1, Local Purchase
Hydrochloric acid, 36%, COR, muriatic acid, spirit of salt List 1, Local Purchase
Hypo, sodium thiosulfate-5-water List 2 Local Purchase
Ink, black, List 1, Indian or finger print, bottle or tube List 1, Local Purchase
Iodine solution, 1% in KI, tincture of iodine List 1, Local Purchase
Iron filings List 1, Low Cost
Iron metal nails, iron wire, paper clip List 1, Low Cost
Jelly crystals, Jello, gelatine List 2 Local Purchase
Junket tablets, rennin, rennet powder List 2 Local Purchase
Kerosene, paraffin List 1, Local Purchase
Lead metal, foil List 1, Low Cost
Lead nitrate List 1,
Lime sulfur spray, polysulfide sulfur List 2 Local Purchase
Linseed oil, raw linseed oil List 2 Local Purchase
Liquid paraffin, medicinal paraffin List 2 Local Purchase
Marble chips, limestone, coral, calcite, calcium carbonate List 1, Local Purchase
Meta fuel tablets, Canned heat, Blitzem, Esbit, fire lighter, fuel tablets and snail bait, metaldehyde List 2 Local Purchase
Methylated spirits, industrial s (ethanol + methanol) FLAM List 1, Local Purchase
Milk, condensed milk, powdered milk List 2 Local Purchase
Milk of magnesia, magnesium hydroxide, See Antacids List 1, Local Purchase
Mineral collection, e.g. rock salt, quartz, haematite. List 1, Low Cost
Modelling clay, Plasticine List 1, Local Purchase
Monosodium glutamate List 2 Local Purchase
Mosquito repellent, allethrin, bioallethrin List 2 Local Purchase
Mosquito repellent, oil of citronella List 2 Local Purchase
Moss killer, iron (II) sulfate List 3 Local Purchase
Moth balls, naphthalene List 1, Local Purchase
Muriate of potash fertilizer, potassium chloride List 1, Local Purchase
Nail polish remover, propanone, acetone, List 1, Local Purchase
Nails, ungalvanized List 1, Low Cost
Newspaper (for rough chromatography) chromatography paper List 1, Low Cost
Nitrate of potash fertilizer, potassium nitrate, List 1, Local Purchase
Nitric acid, commercial, COR, aqua fortis List 2 Local Purchase
NPK fertilizer List 2 Local Purchase
Oil, crude List 1, Low Cost
Oil, lubricating, light, sewing machine List 1, Local Purchase
Oil, vegetable, e.g. canola, coconut, castor, linseed } List 1, Local Purchase
Oil, vegetable, e.g. olive, peanut, palm, sunflower } List 1, Local Purchase Oil, vegetable, e.g. grape seed } List 1, Local Purchase
Osmocote, slow release fertilizer List 2 Local Purchase
Pencil leads (for electrodes) List 1, Low Cost
Peroxide of hydrogen, peroxide, hydrogen peroxide List 1, Local Purchase
Petroleum jelly, petrolatum, Vaseline, white
Phenol, carbolic acid antiseptic, Phenyl List 2 Local Purchase
Plaster of Paris (gypsum, different hydrate) calcium sulfate List 1, Local Purchase
Plastic, acrylic resins, e.g. perspex optical lenses List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, Bakelite, e.g. electric plugs, saucepan handles List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, GRP glass reinforced polyester, e.g. boat, roofing List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, nylon, e.g. synthetic fabric, Dacron, Terylene List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, P.V.C. polyvinyl chloride e.g. pipe, bottle, records List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, polyethylene, e.g. cling film, Glad Wrap List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, polythene, e.g. bowls, buckets, toys List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, polystyrene, polyphenylethene, e.g. cup, ball pen List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, expanded polystyrene, e.g. packing, insulation List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, urea-methanal, urea-formaldehyde List 1, Low Cost
Plastic, urethane insulator List 1, Low Cost
Pool chlorine, swimming pool chlorine, sodium hypochlorite? List 1, Low Cost
Quicklime, lime, betel lime, caustic lime, calcium oxide, COR List 1, Local Purchase
Rhubarb juice stewed rhubarb, oxalic acid, ethanedioic acid List 2 Local Purchase
Rock collection. e.g. granite, basalt, slate, sandstone List 1, Low Cost
Rubbing alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, isopropanol List 2 Local Purchase
Rust treatment solution, Rust Killer, 20% phosphoric acid (V) List 1, Low Cost
Rust, iron oxides List 1, Low Cost
Salt, commercial, sodium chloride List 1, Local Purchase
Sand, fine, washed List 1, Low Cost
Shampoo, carpet shampoo List 2 Local Purchase
Sinkers, fishing, lead shot, 7 mm List 1, Low Cost
Sinkers, fishing, lead shot, 3 mm List 1, Low Cost
Soap, plain, laundry List 1, Low Cost
Soap solution List 2 Local Purchase
Soda water, aerated water (carbonic acid) carbon dioxide List 1, Low Cost
Sodium carbonate, anhydrous, soda ash, List 1, RR List 1, Local Purchase
Soil wetter, surfactants List 2 Local Purchase
Solder, soft solder, Pb and Sn alloys List 1, Local Purchase
Stainless steel: cutlery List 1, Low Cost
Starch, laundry starch, potato, rice, corn starch List 1, Local Purchase
Steel wool, iron List 1, Local Purchase
Sugar, sucrose, cane sugar List 1, Local Purchase
Sulfate of ammonia fertilizer, ammonium sulfate List 1, Local Purchase
Sulfate of potash fertilizer, potassium sulfate List 1, Local Purchase
Sulfur flowers, powder, brimstone, commercial List 1, Local Purchase
Sulfuric acid, battery acid, COR, oleum List 1, Local Purchase
Superphosphate, calcium tetrahydrogen di-phosphate (V) List 2 Local Purchase
Swimming pool acid, dry acid, sodium bisulfate 100 g Local Purchase List 2 Local Purchase
Talcum powder, talc, French chalk List 1, Low Cost
Tan bark, tea leaves, tannin, tannic acid List 1, Low Cost
Tartaric acid, 2, 3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid
Tin cans (tin-plated iron) List 1, Low Cost
Toilet cleaning powders, sodium sulfate / bisulfite List 2 Local Purchase
Tooth picks, pk of 500, splints wooden List 1, Low Cost
Turpentine, rectified, mineral turpentine, turps, Harmful, List 2 Local Purchase
Mineral turpentine, rectified, mineral turps, Harmful, List 2 Local Purchase
Urea, fertilizer, carbamide List 1, Local Purchase
Vinegar, acetic acid, ethanoic acid, List 1, RR List 1, Local Purchase
Vitamin C tablets, L-ascorbic acid tablets
Washing soda, sodium carbonate-10-water List 1, Local Purchase
Water, demineralized water, rainwater List 1, Low Cost
Water, distilled water, deionized water, rainwater List 2 Local Purchase
Water glass, sodium silicate, powder List 2 Local Purchase
Wax, beeswax List 2 Local Purchase
Wax, paraffin, polish, shoe polish List 1, Low Cost
White oil, petroleum oil? List 2 Local Purchase
Whitewash, lime wash, milk of lime, lump lime, calcium hydroxide List 1, Local Purchase
Yeast, dried active, brewer's yeast, baking yeast List 2 Local Purchase
Zeolite, ion exchange resin, sodium aluminium silicate List 2 Local Purchase
Zinc metal, toothpaste tube, battery plates, metal strips List 1, Low Cost

List 2A Locally available chemicals and substances, Chemical name first
Chemicals for teaching physics, chemistry, biology, and earth sciences.
These items, together with items in list B, are considered essential for the experiments and demonstrations listed in the checklist for
science curriculum development.
These chemicals may be sold for purposes other than science teaching in a local general store, supermarket, trade store, hardware
shop, farmers' supply store, plumber's supplies, pharmacy, beauty care shop, to the general public, or may be supplied by companies
that export to educational institutions.
The chemical names at the left margin follow the system in Chemical Nomenclature, Symbols, and Terminology published by the
Association for Science Education, UK.
Other names are either the List 1, IUPAC name, if it is different, or a name in common usage, or the name of a similar substance, or
the name of a mineral containing the chemical. HAZARD details are based upon information from 1991 catalogues and chemical names
are taken from these catalogues.

Hazards
EXP: can explode due to flame, shock or friction.
OXD: can react with substances to produce great heat.
FLAM: can readily burn or catch fire.
TOX: severe of poisoning risk if absorbed.
HARM: some health risk if absorbed.
COR: can destroy living tissue on contact.
IRR: non-corrosive but can damage skin if prolonged contact.
Hazard classifications used by NSW Department of Education and Training, (DET), Australia: 15.5.0
Hazards, Health hazards, (Draft Australian criteria for the classification of hazardous chemicals): 5.0.0
Hazards, Laboratory safety and hazardous chemicals: 4.0
Hazards, Physical hazards (Draft Australian criteria for the classification of hazardous chemicals): 4.0.0

Chemical name, other names
ALL CHEMICALS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED POISONOUS UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.
Quantities listed are the smallest quantities available of the cheapest grade listed, unless otherwise specified.
Aluminium metal foil, Alfoil 1 roll List 1, Local Purchase
Aluminium metal powder, coarse, 250 g List 2 Catalogue
Aluminium potassium sulfate [Al2(SO4)3.K2(SO4).24H2O, potash alum] List 2 Catalogue
Ammonia solution, ammonia solution, NH3 (aq) (ammonium hydroxide) COR 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Ammonium sulfate, sulfate of ammonia 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Ink, ball pen, ball point pen (from cartridge) 5 items List 1, Local Purchase
Benedict's solution (for reducing sugars) 1 litre List 2 Catalogue
Brass, alloys of Cu, Sn, brass filings 100 gm List 1, Low Cost
Brass, metal filings 100 g List 1, Low Cost
Brazing solder, alloys of Cu, Zn, hard solder 100 g List 1, Low Cost
Bronze, alloys of Cu Sn bronzes 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Bumping granules, broken flowerpot 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Calcium carbonate, marble chips, coral, limestone 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Calcium chloride, drying agent, Calso, List 1, RR 500 g List 2 Catalogue
Calcium hydroxide, lime water, slaked lime 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Calcium hypochlorite, bleaching powder, List 1, RR 1 kg List 2 Catalogue
Calcium oxide, lump lime, quicklime, COR 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Calcium sulfate, gypsum, plaster of Paris 6 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Calcium tetrahydrogen di-phosphate (V) superphosphate 500 g List 2 Catalogue
Candles, wax paraffin, melting point approx. 56 5 items List 1, Local Purchase
Carbon, charcoal wood, powder 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Carbon electrodes (from used dry cells) 10 items List 1, Low Cost
Carbon, graphite, powder 1 kg List 2 Catalogue
Chlorine bleach, Chlorox TOX 1 bottle List 2 Local Purchase Chromatography paper (newspaper substitute) 1 pk List 1, Low Cost
Citric acid monohydrate, crystals, lemon juice 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Clinistix strip, or Tes-Tape, pk 50 1 pk List 2 Catalogue
Copper (II) sulfate-5-water, copper (II) sulfate 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Copper metal, e.g. foil, millings, electrodes 250 g List 1, Low Cost
Copper wire, 1.6 mm 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Cotton wool, cellulose 250 g List 1, Local Purchase
D-camphor 100 g List 2 Local Purchase
Di-sodium tetraborate (III)-10-water, borax 500 g List 2 Local Purchase
Disinfectant, phenolic 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Emulsions: mayonnaise, wave setting lotion 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Ethanoic acid, acetic acid, vinegar, List 1, RR 500 cm3 List 1, Local Purchase
Ethanol, methylated spirits, industrial spirit 500 cm3 List 1, Local Purchase
Fabrics: cotton, polyester, nylon 5 pieces List 1, Low Cost
Fertilizer, liquid fertilizer 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Gelatine powder, household, gelatine 250 g List 1, Local Purchase
Glucose, D-glucose, dextrose 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Hydrochloric acid, 36%, COR, muriatic acid 2.5 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Hydrogen peroxide, peroxide, peroxide of hydrogen 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Industrial spirit, 90% ethanol + methanol, no pyridine 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Ink, black, List 1, indian or finger print, bottle or tube 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Iodine solution, 1% in KI 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Iron metal filings 500 g List 1, Low Cost
Iron metal nails, iron wire, paper clip 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Iron oxides, rust 5 piece List 1, Low Cost
L-ascorbic acid tablets, vitamin C tablets 50 g List 2 Local Purchase
Lead metal foil electrodes, car battery electrodes 500 g List 1, Low Cost
Liquid paraffin, medicinal paraffin 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Magnesium hydroxide, milk of magnesia 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Magnesium sulfate-7-water, Epsom salts 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Marble chippings, marble chips, calcium carbonate 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Metaldehyde, meta fuel tablets, snail bait 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Methylated spirits, 90% ethanol + methanol
l+ pyridine 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Mineral collection, e.g. oil, quartz, haematite 1 set List 1, Low Cost
Nails, ungalvanized 10 items List 1, Low Cost
Naphthalene, moth balls 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Nitric acid, commercial, aqua fortis, COR 2.5 litre List 3 Catalogue
Oil, crude, Harmful, 500 cm3 List 1, Low Cost
Oil, lubricating, light oil, 500 cm3 List 1, Local Purchase
Oil, paraffin, kerosene, 2.5 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Oil, vegetable, peanut, olive, eucalyptus, palm 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Paraffin liquid, medicinal paraffin 2.5 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Pencil leads (for electrodes) 10 items List 1, Low Cost
Petroleum jelly, white, Vaseline 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium chloride, muriate of potash 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium iodide, iodine solution, tincture 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium manganate (VII) p. permanganate, OXD 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium nitrate, nitrate of potash, nitre, 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium sulfate, sulfate of potash 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Propane-1-2-3-triol, glycerol, glycerine 500 cm3
Propanone, acetone, nail polish remover, 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Rennin, rennet powder, junket tablets 5 g
Sand, fine, washed 5 kg List 1, Low Cost
Soap, plain, clothes washing soap 1 pk List 1, Low Cost
Soap solution 1 litre
Sodium carbonate-10-water, washing soda 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium carbonate, anhydrous, soda ash, List 1, RR 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium chloride, commercial, Salt 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium hydrogen carbonate, baking soda baking powder 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium hydroxide, pellets, caustic soda, COR 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium hypochlorite, swimming pool chlorine 500 g List 1, Low Cost
Sodium thiosulfate-5-water, hypo 500 g
Solder, soft solder, Pb Sn alloys 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Splints wooden, tooth picks, pk of 500 1 pk List 1, Low Cost
Starch, amylodextrin, laundry starch, potato, rice 500 g List 1, Low Cost
Steel wool (iron) pk 450 g 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Sucrose, cane sugar, sugar 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
sulfur flowers, powder, commercial, brimstone 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
sulfuric acid, 1.25 gm. / cm3, COR, battery acid 2.5 litre List 1, Local Purchase
sulfur roll, block 2.5 kg
Talc, French chalk, talcum powder, Mg silicate 3 kg List 1, Low Cost
Urea, carbamide, urea fertilizer 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Vitamin C tablets, L-ascorbic acid tablets 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Wax paraffin, melting point approx. 56oC, floor polish 500 g
Yeast dried active, baking yeast 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Zinc metal dust, zinc filings, mossy zinc 250 g
Zinc metal foil (zinc toothpaste tube) 250 g
Zinc metal strips, pk 10, torch battery casing 1 pk List 1, Low Cost

List 2B Chemicals and substances that can be supplied by companies that export to educational institutions, and are not usually
available locally
These items, together with items in list A, are considered essential for the experiments and demonstrations listed in the draft checklist
for science curriculum development.

Chemicals
1, 1, 1-Trichloroethane, Harmful, Corrector fluid 500 cm3 List 1, Catalogue
Aluminium chloride-6-water, soldering flux 100 g
Aluminium oxide, alumina, corundum, emery powder 500 g
Ammonium carbonate powder 500 g
Ammonium chloride, HARM, sal ammoniac 500 g List 2 Catalogue
Barium chloride-2-water, Harmful, 250 g
Barium hydroxide-8-water, Harmful, 500 g
Biuret reagent, test for proteins 500 cm3
Bromine water, 1.02 gm cm-3 100 cm3
Bromthymol blue, 20% solution, pH 6.0-7.6 100 cm3
Calcium chloride, hygroscopic, List 1, RR 500 g
Calcium metal, granules, 50 g
Calcium nitrate-4-water 500 g
Cobalt (II) chloride-6-water 100 g
Copper (II) carbonate, basic, Harmful, 250 g
Copper (II) chloride-2-water 250 g
Copper (II) nitrate-3-water, Harmful, 250 g
Copper (II) oxide, black oxide of copper Harmful, 250 g
Copper (II) sulfate anhydrous, copper (II) sulfate Harmful, 250 g
Di-sodium hydrogen phosphate-12-water 500 g
Fehling's solution No. 2 COR 1 litre
Fehling's solution No. 1 1 litre
Iodine, resublimed, Harmful, 100 g List 1, Catalogue
Iron (II) sulfate-7-water, green vitriol, Fe3SO4250g
Iron (II) sulfide, granulated, Harmful, 500 g
Iron (III) ammonium sulfate, crystals 500 g
Iron (III) chloride-6-water, List 1, RR 500 g
Iron (III) oxide, ferric oxide, haematite 500 g
Litmus test paper, blue, box of 10 books 5 boxes
Litmus test paper, red, box of 10 books 5 boxes
Magnesium carbonate (basic) magnesite, dolomite 250 g
Magnesium metal, ribbon, 100 g List 1, Catalogue Magnesium nitrate-6-water, 250 g
Manganese (IV) oxide, manganese dioxide, Harmful, 250 g
Methylene blue, dry 5 g
Methyl orange, screened, 50% alcohol solution 100 cm3
Mineral wool, pk 500 g, Rocksil 1 pk
Nichrome wire bare, 1.25 mm 1 reel
Nickel (II) chloride 250 g
Nickel (II) oxide 100 g
Nickel (II) sulfate, Harmful, 250 g
Nickel metal, sheet, 0.15 mm 100 g
Octadecanoic acid, stearic acid, tallow 250 g List 2 Catalogue
Phenolphthalein, 60% alcohol solution, 100 cm3
Platinum metal wire (electrodes / flame test) 1 50 mm
Potassium bromide 500 g
Potassium chlorate (V) OX Harmful, 500 g
Potassium dichromate (VI) List 1, RR 250 g List 1, Catalogue
Potassium hydroxide, pellets, caustic potash COR 500 g
Soda lime, granulated, List 1, RR (NaOH and CaO) 500 g List 1, Catalogue
Sodium bromide 250 g
Sodium metabisulfite, sodium disulfate (VI) Harmful, 500 g
Sodium nitrate, nitrate of soda, saltpetre OXD Harmful, 500 g
Sodium sulfate-10-water, Glauber's salts 500 g
Tin (II) chloride-2-water, List 1, RR 100 g
Tin metal, granulated 100 g
Tin metal foil 1 roll
Universal indicator, pH 4 to 11, 250 cm3
Zinc carbonate (calamine lotion) 500 g
Zinc metal granulated, commercial 1 kg
Zinc nitrate-6-water, Harmful, 250 g
Zinc oxide (white pigment) 500 g
Zinc sulfate-7-water, white vitriol 500 g

Master list (List 2A + List 2B) All the chemicals and substances, if all items had to be imported
1, 1, 1-Trichloroethane, Harmful, Corrector fluid 500 cm3 List 1, Catalogue
Aluminium chloride-6-water, soldering flux 100 g
Aluminium metal foil, Alfoil 1 roll List 1, Local Purchase
Aluminium metal powder, coarse, 250 g List 2 Catalogue
Aluminium oxide, alumina, corundum, emery powder 500 g
Aluminium potassium sulfate-12-water, potassium alum 50 g List 2 Catalogue
Ammonia solution, ammonia solution, NH3 (aq) (ammonium hydroxide) COR 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Ammonium carbonate powder 500 g
Ammonium chloride, HARM, sal ammoniac 500 g List 2 Catalogue
Ammonium sulfate, sulfate of ammonia 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Barium chloride-2-water, Harmful, 250 g
Barium hydroxide-8-water, Harmful, 500 g
Benedict's solution (for reducing sugars) 1 litre List 2 Catalogue
Biuret reagent, test for proteins 500 cm3
Brass, alloys of Cu, Sn, brass filings 100 gm List 1, Low Cost
Brass, metal filings 100 g List 1, Low Cost
Brazing solder, alloys of Cu, Zn, hard solder 100 g List 1, Low Cost
Bromthymol blue, 20% solution, pH 6.0-7.6 100 cm3
Bronze, alloys of Cu Sn bronzes 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Bumping granules, broken flowerpot 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Calcium carbonate, marble chips, coral, limestone 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Calcium chloride, hygroscopic, List 1, RR 500 g
Calcium chloride, drying agent, Calso, List 1, RR 500 g List 2 Catalogue
Calcium hydroxide, lime water, slaked lime 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Calcium hypochlorite, bleaching powder, List 1, RR 1 kg List 2 Catalogue
Calcium metal, granules, 50 g
Calcium nitrate-4-water 500 g
Calcium oxide, lump lime, quicklime, COR 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Calcium sulfate, gypsum, plaster of Paris 6 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Calcium tetrahydrogen di-phosphate (V) superphosphate 500 g List 2 Catalogue
Candles, wax paraffin, melting point approx. 56 5 items List 1, Local Purchase
Carbon, charcoal wood, powder 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Carbon electrodes (from used dry cells) 10 items List 1, Low Cost
Carbon, graphite, powder 1 kg List 2 Catalogue
Chlorine bleach, Chlorox COR 1 bottle List 2 Local Purchase Chromatography paper (newspaper substitute) 1 pk List 1, Low Cost
Citric acid monohydrate, crystals, lemon juice 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Clinistix strip, or Tes-Tape, pk 50 1 pk List 2 Catalogue
Cobalt (II) chloride-6-water 100 g
Copper (II) carbonate, basic, Harmful, 250 g
Copper (II) chloride-2-water 250 g
Copper (II) nitrate-3-water, Harmful, 250 g
Copper (II) oxide, black oxide of copper Harmful, 250 g
Copper (II) sulfate-5-water, copper (II) sulfate 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Copper (II) sulfate anhydrous, copper (II) sulfate Harmful, 250 g
Copper metal, e.g. foil, millings, electrodes 250 g List 1, Low Cost
Copper wire, 1.6 mm 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Cotton wool, cellulose 250 g List 1, Local Purchase
D-camphor 100 g List 2 Local Purchase
Di-sodium hydrogen phosphate-12-water 500 g
Di-sodium tetraborate (III)-10-water, borax 500 g List 2 Local Purchase
Disinfectant, phenolic 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Emulsions: mayonnaise, wave setting lotion 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Ethanoic acid, acetic acid, vinegar, List 1, RR 500 cm3 List 1, Local Purchase
Ethanol, methylated spirits, industrial spirit 500 cm3 List 1, Local Purchase
Fabrics: cotton, polyester, nylon 5 pieces List 1, Low Cost
Fehling's solution No. 2 COR 1 litre
Fehling's solution No. 1 1 litre
Fertilizer, liquid fertilizer 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Gelatine powder, household, gelatine 250 g List 1, Local Purchase
Glucose, D-glucose, dextrose 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Hydrochloric acid, 36%, COR, muriatic acid 2.5 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Hydrogen peroxide, peroxide, peroxide of hydrogen List 1, Local Purchase
Industrial spirit, 90% ethanol + methanol, no pyridine 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Ink, ball pen, ball point pen (from cartridge) 5 items List 1, Local Purchase
Ink, black, List 1, indian or finger print, bottle or tube 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Iodine, resublimed, Harmful, 100 g List 1, Catalogue
Iodine solution, 1% in KI 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Iron (II) sulfate-7-water, green vitriol, Fe3SO4 250g
Iron (II) sulfide, granulated, Harmful, 500 g
Iron (III) ammonium sulfate, crystals 500 g
Iron (III) chloride-6-water, List 1, RR 500 g
Iron (III) oxide, ferric oxide, haematite 500 g
Iron metal filings 500 g List 1, Low Cost
Iron metal nails, iron wire, paper clip 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Iron oxides, rust 5 pieces List 1, Low Cost
L-ascorbic acid tablets, vitamin C tablets 50 g List 2 Local Purchase
Lead metal foil electrodes, car battery electrodes 500 g List 1, Low Cost
Liquid paraffin, medicinal paraffin 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Litmus test paper, blue, box of 10 books 5 boxes
Litmus test paper, red, box of 10 books 5 boxes
Magnesium carbonate (basic) magnesite, dolomite, 250 g
Magnesium hydroxide, milk of magnesia 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Magnesium metal, ribbon, 100 g List 1, Catalogue Magnesium nitrate-6-water, 250 g
Magnesium sulfate-7-water, Epsom salts 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Manganese (IV) oxide, manganese dioxide, Harmful, 250 g
Marble chippings, marble chips, calcium carbonate 1 kg List 1, Low Cost
Metaldehyde, meta fuel tablets, snail bait 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Methylated spirits, 90% ethanol + methanol + pyridine 1 bottle List 1, Local Purchase
Methylene blue, dry 5 g
Methyl orange, screened, 50% alcohol solution 100 cm3
Mineral collection, e.g. oil, quartz, haematite 1 set List 1, Low Cost
Mineral wool, pk 500 g, Rocksil 1 pk
Nails, ungalvanized 10 items List 1, Low Cost
Naphthalene, moth balls 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Nichrome wire bare, 1.25 mm 1 reel
Nickel (II) chloride 250 g
Nickel (II) oxide 100 g
Nickel (II) sulfate, Harmful, 250 g
Nickel metal, sheet, 0.15 mm 100 g
Nitric acid, commercial, aqua fortis, COR 2.5 litre List 3 Catalogue
Octadecanoic acid, stearic acid, tallow 250 g List 2 Catalogue
Oil, crude, Harmful, 500 cm3 List 1, Low Cost
Oil, lubricating, light oil, 500 cm3 List 1, Local Purchase
Oil, paraffin, kerosene, 2.5 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Oil, vegetable, peanut, olive, eucalyptus, palm 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Paraffin liquid, medicinal paraffin 2.5 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Pencil leads (for electrodes) 10 items List 1, Low Cost
Petroleum jelly, white, Vaseline 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Phenolphthalein, 60% alcohol solution, 100 cm3
Platinum metal wire (electrodes / flame test) 1 50 mm
Potassium manganate (VII) p. permanganate, OXD 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium bromide 500 g
Potassium chlorate (V) OX Harmful, 500 g
Potassium chloride, muriate of potash 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium dichromate (VI) List 1, RR 250 g List 1, Catalogue
Potassium hydroxide, pellets, caustic potash COR 500 g
Potassium iodide, iodine solution, tincture 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium nitrate, nitrate of potash, nitre, OXD 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Potassium sulfate, sulfate of potash 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Propane-1-2-3-triol, glycerol, glycerine 500 cm3
Propanone, acetone, nail polish remover, 1 litre List 1, Local Purchase
Rennin, rennet powder, junket tablets 5 g
Sand, fine, washed 5 kg List 1, Low Cost
Soap, plain, clothes washing soap 1 pk List 1, Low Cost
Soap solution 1 litre
Soda lime, granulated, List 1, RR (NaOH and CaO) 500 g List 1, Catalogue
Sodium bromide 250 g
Sodium carbonate-10-water, washing soda 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium carbonate, anhydrous, soda ash, List 1, RR 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium chloride, commercial, Salt 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium hydrogen carbonate, baking soda baking powder 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium hydroxide, pellets, caustic soda, COR 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Sodium hypochlorite, swimming pool chlorine 500 g List 1, Low Cost
Sodium metabisulfite, sodium disulfate (VI) Harmful, 500 g
Sodium nitrate, nitrate of soda, saltpetre OXD Harmful, 500 g
Sodium sulfate-10-water, Glauber's salts 500 g
Sodium thiosulfate-5-water, hypo 500 g
Solder, soft solder, Pb Sn alloys 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Splints wooden, tooth picks, pk of 500 1 pk List 1, Low Cost
Starch, amylodextrin, laundry starch, potato, rice 500 g List 1, Low Cost
Steel wool (iron) pk 450 g 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Sucrose, cane sugar, sugar 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
sulfur flowers, powder, commercial, brimstone 1 kg List 1, Local Purchase
sulfuric acid, 1.25 gm. / cm3, COR, battery acid 2.5 litre List 1, Local Purchase
sulfur roll, block 2.5 kg
Talc, French chalk, talcum powder, Mg silicate 3 kg List 1, Low Cost
Tin (II) chloride-2-water, List 1, RR 100 g
Tin metal, granulated 100 g
Tin metal foil 1 roll
Universal indicator, pH 4 to 11, 250 cm3
Urea, carbamide, urea fertilizer 500 g List 1, Local Purchase
Vitamin C tablets, L-ascorbic acid tablets 1 pk List 1, Local Purchase
Wax paraffin, melting point approx. 56C, floor polish 500 g
Yeast dried active, baking yeast 100 g List 1, Local Purchase
Zinc carbonate (calamine lotion) 500 g
Zinc metal dust, zinc filings, mossy zinc 250 g
Zinc metal foil (zinc toothpaste tube) 250 g
Zinc metal granulated, commercial 1 kg
Zinc metal strips, pk 10, torch battery casing 1 pk List 1, Low Cost
Zinc nitrate-6-water, Harmful, 250 g
Zinc oxide (white pigment) 500 g
Zinc sulfate-7-water, white vitriol 500 g

List 2C Chemicals and substances that can be supplied by companies that export to educational institutions, or may be available
locally, that are NOT needed for junior secondary science teaching.
Adhesive epoxy resin, general, 2-pack 1 pk
Adhesive for plastics, Bostik 1 tube
Adhesive general purpose 1 tube
Adhesive temporary, Blue Tack 1 pk
Agar, powder 100 g
Aluminium ammonium sulfate-12-water, ammonium alum 500 g
Aluminium hydroxide (1-water) bauxite (antacids) 500 g
Aluminium nitrate-9-water 250 g
Aluminium sulfate-16-water 250 g List 2 Catalogue
Ammonium iron (II) sulfate-6-water, ammonium ferrous sulfate 250 g
Ammonium iron (III)? sulfate, ammonium ferric sulfate 250 g
Ammonium molybdate (VI)-4-water 100 g
Antiseptic Dettol substitute chloroxylenol 2.5 litre
Aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid 1 g
Barium carbonate 500 g
Barium oxide, baryta 500 g
Barium sulfate, barytes 500 g
Beef extract cubes 1 pk
Bicarbonate indicator 100 cm3
Boracic acid, boric acid, eye wash, trioxoboric (III) acid List 2 Local Purchase
Bromophenol blue, 20% alcohol solution 100 cm3
Butanedioic acid, succinic acid 100 g
Calcium chloride-6-water 500 g
Calcium fluoride, fluorspar. 500 g
Camphor, D-camphor 100 g
Carbon dioxide gas, Sparklets
Carbon graphite colloidal, Aquadag 80 g
Carbonic acid, soda water 1 bottle
Carmine, cochineal colouring essence 1 bottle
Casein powder 250 g
Chromium (III) potassium sulfate-12-water, chrome alum 500 g
Chromium metal 50 g
Chromium sulfate 100 g
Clay washed precipitated 1 kg
Clove oil, oil of cloves 100 cm3
Coal: bituminous, anthracite, lignite 3 pieces
Cobalt chloride test papers, pk of 10 1 pk
Cobalt (II) carbonate 100 g
Congo red, dry 5 g
Copper fungicide spray, copper oxychloride? List 2 Local Purchase
Cresol red 5 g
Crystal violet, gentian violet, methyl v. 5 g
Deionized water, rainwater 5 litres
Detergent, Teepol 1 litre
Diatomaceous earth, swimming pool filter 1 kg
Disinfectant, phenolic 1 litre
Distilled water, rainwater 5 litres
DPX (neutral synthetic mountant) Harmful, 250 cm3
Eosin, tetrabromo-(R)-fluorescein, 100 cm3
Ethanedioic acid, oxalic acid, rhubarb juice 100 cm3
Fast green 5 g
Flour plain 1 kg
Flour self-raising 1 kg
Fructose, honey 100 g
Fuchsin acid, Harmful, g
Grease, lubricating 1 jar
Haematoxylin, Delafield's solution 100 cm3
Hexadecan-1-ol, cetyl alcohol 250 g
Indigo carmine 5 g
Iron (II) diiron (III) oxide, magnetite, Fe304 500 g
Iron (III) nitrate-9-water, List 1, RR
Iron (III) sulfate, List 1, RR
Kaolin mineral, clay, kaolinite, powder 1 kg
Lanolin, wool fat (mixture of fatty acids) 100 g
Lead shot 3 mm, fishing sinkers 500 g
Lead shot 7 mm, fishing sinkers 500 g
Liquid fertilizer 1 pk
Lithium metal (in liquid paraffin) 100 g
Litmus test paper neutral, box of 10 5 boxes
Magnesium oxide, magnesia 250 g
Magnesium chloride-6-water 500 g
Maltose 5 g
Manganese (II) sulfate-1-water 250 g
Manganese (II) chloride-4-water 250 g
Methyl red, 50% alcohol solution, 100 cm3
Methyl cellulose, 10% W / V, tube 50 cm3 1 tube
Milk 1 litre
Mineral deficiencies water culture kit 1 kit
Minerals for plant culture kit 1 kit
Nickel (II) nitrate-6-water 250 g
NPK fertilizer 1 kg
Oil, immersion 50 cm3
Phenol red, powder 5 g
Plaque disclosing tablets, Ceplac 1 pk
Plasticine, modelling clay 1 pk
Potassium hexacyanoferrate (III) p. ferricyanide 100 g
Potassium carbonate-1½-water, pearl ash 500 g
Potassium hexacyanoferrate (II)-3-water 100 g
Resazurin tablets (milk testing) 25 tablets
Rochelle salt 250 g
Rocks: granite, basalt, slate, sandstone. 1 set
Rust, iron oxides 1 piece
Safranin O, water and alcohol soluble 5 g
Silica gel self-indicating, Tell Tale 500 g
Silica gel ordinary, 2 mm 500 g
Silicon (IV) oxide, silicon dioxide 250 g
Silicone oil 100 cm3
Sodium bisulfate, dry acid, pool acid 100 g
Sodium bromide 100 g
Sodium citrate, tri-sodium citrate 500 g
Sodium dichromate (VI)-2-water 250 g
Sodium hexametaphosphate, Calgon 250 g
Sodium hydrogen sulfate-1-water, List 1, RR 250 g
Sodium permanganate
Sodium silicate, powder, water glass 500 g
Sodium sulfate (IV)-7-water, sodium sulfite 500 g
Sodium sulfate anhydrous 1 kg
Soil test kits 1 kit
Stainless steel: cutlery 1 item
Sudan III, List 1, II, dry 10 g 1 item
Tartaric acid, 2, 3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid, tartar 500 pk
Thymol blue 100 cm3
Tin cans (tin-plated iron) 1 tin
Tin (II) chloride-2-water 100 g
Trace elements (K, Mg, Fe, Mn, Cu, Zn, S, B, Na, Mb)

List 2 Local Purchase
tri-Ammonium phosphate (V)-3-water, monobasic 250 g
tri-Sodium phosphate (V)-12-water, sodium phosphate 250 g
Trioxoboric (III) acid, boric acid, boracic acid 500 g
Universal cleaning agent 1 litre
Vanadium (V) pentoxide 100 g
Water test kits 1 kit
Water pollution kit (dissolved oxygen) 1 kit
Water glass, sodium silicate, powder 1 pk
Wax black, melting point approx. 48oC 500 g
White spirit (petroleum distillate) FP 44oC 1 litre
Zinc chloride, soldering flux 500 g

List 2D Hazardous chemicals,
List of chemicals with information about hazard or expense that are are NOT recommended for use in junior secondary science classes
Chemical hazard classification
2-hydroxybenzoic acid, salicyclic acid (15E5), Harmful
Ammonium nickel sulfate-water, Harmful,
Ammonium oxalate, ammonium ethanedioate-1-water, Harmful,
Ammonium thiocyanate, Harmful
Antimony (III) chloride, antimony trichloride, COR
Antimony metal, Harmful
Barium nitrate, Harmful
Barium peroxide, Harmful
Bismuth chloride, OCR, (expensive)
Bromine, COR
Butanoic acid, butyric acid, COR
Cadmium nitrate-4-water, Harmful
Carbon dioxide Sparklets (expensive)
Chlorine water, COR
Chloroform, trichloromethane, Harmful
Cobalt (II) nitrate-6-water, List 1, RR
Cobalt (II) sulfate-7-water, Harmful
Copper (I) chloride, cuprous chloride, Harmful
Copper (I) oxide, red oxide of copper, Harmful
Copper (II) sulfate? anhydrous, Harmful
Ethyl acetate, ethyl ethanoate
Glass wool, (handle with care)
Lead sulfide, galena, Harmful
Lead (II) sulfate, lead vitriol, Harmful
Lead (II) oxide, litharge, lead monoxide, Harmful
Lead (II) bromide, Harmful
Lead (II) chloride, Harmful
Lead (II) nitrate, Harmful
Lithium carbonate, (expensive)
Methanal, formaldehyde, formalin 40% solution, Toxic
Methanoic acid, formic acid, COR
Methanol, methyl alcohol, Toxic
Methyl benzene, toluene, Harmful
Nickel (II) sulfate, Harmful
Ninhydrin, butan-1-ol, aerosol, (expensive)
Pental-1-ol, n-amyl alcohol (15 E5), Harmful
Phenylamine, aniline, Toxic
Phenylethene monomer, styrene, List 1, RR
Phosphoric acid (V) rust treatment solution COR 100 cm3 List 3 LP
Potassium chromate (VI) List 1, RR
Potassium iodate (V) OXD?
Potassium thiocyanate, Harmful
Silver oxide, (expensive)
Sodium dithionite, sodium hydrosulfite, Harmful
Sodium iodide, (expensive)
Sodium sulfide-9-water (decomposes, smelly), COR
Tin (IV) oxide, stannic oxide, (expensive)
Zinc sulfide, zinc blende, sphalarite, Harmful

List 3B Materials for teaching biotechnology
Air lock (fermentation tube) 5 M
Bottle Kilner 500 mm, pk 12 45 M
Centrifuge, hand, 2-tube 200 M
Centrifuge tube, polystyrene, 15 cm3 5 M
Culture disposal bag, pk 50 20 M
Culture tube, pk 80 70 M
Culture tube cap, pk 100 15 M
Culture tube rack 5 M
Filter, sterilization 10 M
Gooch crucible Pyrex 20 mm, grade 280 M
Gooch crucible, filter cone, 25 mm length 5 M
Gooch crucible, filter tube, 25 mm diameter 50 M
Inoculation loop, pk 5 M
Inoculation loop holder 5 M
Kjeldahl flask, 50 cm3 15 M
Measuring cylinder glass, 10 cm3
Pasteur pipette, pk 3 15 M
Pasteur pipette teat, pk 250 70 M
Petri dish, Harmful, glass, pk 10 20 M
Petri slide, pk 100 65 M
pH meter, digital, range 1 .0 to 15.0 75 M
Pipette, 1 mL 5 M
Pipette, 5 mL 5 M
Pressure cooker 190 Local Purchase
Sand bath, 140 × 36 mm, pk 10 20 LC
Spoon, long wooden 2 Local Purchase
Staining jar, Wilson, plastic, 10 slides 5 M
Stopcock, 3-way, T shape, 3 mm bore 20 M
Tap, right-angled one way 15 M
Tubing latex, 5 mm bore, metre 5 M
Water deionizer 330 M

Bell wire
See: Bell Jars, Bell Wire (Commercial)
Bell wire is copper wire, usually solid, not stranded, soft-drawn, not hard-drawn, used in low current, low voltage applications.

Bezel, metallic encasing shiny rim, on jewellery, front of TV and VDU screen, CD and DVD drive.
A magnetic compass may have a rotating glass on bezel ring across the face of the compass that rotates 360o and is marked off in 3o notches
for easy computation.

Sautoir, cross-over scarf, pendant necklace