A watch glass apparatus is a simple, circular, concave-shaped piece of glass commonly used in laboratory settings. It resembles the shape of a traditional pocket watch, hence the name. The glass is typically transparent and can range in size from a few centimeters to several inches in diameter. It serves multiple purposes, such as holding small quantities of solid or liquid substances during experiments, covering beakers or containers to prevent evaporation or contamination, and facilitating the evaporation of small amounts of liquid. The watch glass apparatus is a versatile and essential tool in various scientific and educational settings, providing a flat surface for observing and manipulating substances while minimizing the risk of spills or splashes.
R11.30 – R20.70
For many learners high school is not enough to prepare them for what they are to face at first year university. They find themselves completely overwhelmed and intimidated by what is expected of them to be able to do in a laboratory.
Unfortunately many learners who want to pursue science subjects go through this dilemma, few as they are because fact is SA is not producing enough learners who will become engineers, doctors, science researchers, let alone science innovators.
To address this, we developed a chemistry kits with 52 experiments for use by learners at home. This gives them an opportunity to gain hand-on exposure and engagement, confidence and understanding they need to study sciences further.
The kit comes with a manual explaining how science is experienced in daily life and therefore brings awareness of the application and usefulness of science, helping the learner relate to what they learn at school.
Some schools do have kits where only the teacher demonstrates the experiments and this is great, but you don’t master driving by watching the driving instructor, you must get in the driver’s seat yourself.