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Tuesday, November 13 2018

Connexion was recently honored during an awards ceremony at the AD’s annual North American meeting. AD’s theme for this event was: OWN IT. The award we accepted was the “Giving Back” award.

The success of our Science Connexion program – and the schools and students that benefit from it, is largely due to the efficiency and dedication of our Operations and Logistics teams. Working behind the scenes, they’re making good things happen for our customers and the communities in which we live.

Posted by: Daniel Dobski AT 03:10 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, November 28 2017

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.


1-99: General Science                                                                        100-199:  Biology
200-299:  Chemistry                                                                           300-399:  Physics

General Science Kits

Kit Number

Item

Description

1

Office Supplies

GONE

2

3 Hanging pan balances

GONE

4

2 Triple beam balances

GONE

5

Plastic containers

GONE

10

Plastic containers

GONE

11

Small Individual Demonstration Trays

GONE

12

Goggles set

GONE

13

Plastic Cube Containers & Rectangular Plastic Containers

GONE

20

Plastic Containers

GONE

21

Plastic Containers

GONE

22

Balloons

GONE

23

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

24

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

25

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

26

Hammers

GONE

27

Plastic Containers

GONE

28

Plastic Containers

GONE

29

Plastic Containers

GONE

30

Modeling Clay

GONE

31

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

32

Foam Balls

GONE

33

Foam Balls

GONE

34

Square & Rectangular Plastic Containers

GONE

35

Hammers

GONE

401

Rain gauges

GONE

402

Gravel & Containers

GONE

403

Weather Kit

GONE

Biology Kits Increase the engagement with more microscopes and a planter per student!

Kit Number

Item

Description

102

4 Microscopes

GONE

103

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

104

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

105

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

106

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

107

1 Microscope

GONE

108

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

109

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

110

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

111

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

112

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

113

7 Microscopes

GONE

114

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

115

3 Microscopes

GONE

116

Reptile Care Kit

GONE

117

1 Microscope

GONE

118

1 Microscope

GONE

119

2 Microscopes

GONE

120

Animal Cage Kit

GONE

121

2 Microscopes

GONE

122

6 Microscopes

GONE

123

3 Microscopes

GONE

124

4 Microscopes

GONE

125

4 Microscopes

GONE

126

Rainforest Puzzles

GONE

130

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

131

4 Microscopes

GONE

132

3 Microscopes

GONE

133

4 Microscopes

GONE

134

4 Microscopes

GONE

135

4 Microscopes

GONE

136

5 Microscopes

GONE

137

4 Microscopes

138

4 Microscopes

139

4 Microscopes

GONE

140

4 Microscopes

GONE

141

4 Microscopes

GONE

142

4 Microscopes

143

4 Microscopes

GONE

144

4 Microscopes

GONE

145

4 Microscopes

GONE

146

1 Microscope

GONE

147

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

148

5 Microscopes

GONE

149

3 Microscopes

GONE

150

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

151

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

152

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

153

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

154

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

155

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

156

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

157

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

158

Aquarium Supplies

GONE

159

Misc. Bones

GONE

160

Aquarium Supplies

GONE

161

Aquarium Supplies

GONE

162

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

163

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

164

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

165

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

166

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

167

Terrarium Supplies

GONE

169

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

170

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

171

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

172

Small plastic dissection or demonstration trays

GONE

173

Frog Terrarium kit and supplies

GONE

174

Frog Terrarium kit and supplies

GONE

215

Large Butterfly books

GONE

238

Plant Growing Kit

GONE

239

Yarn for Mitosis/Meiosis

GONE

240

  Plastic Petri Dishes

GONE

245

Small magnifying glasses

GONE

Chemistry Kits

Kit Number

Items

Descriptions

200

5 hot pots

GONE

201

Foam atom models

GONE

202

Foam atom models

GONE

203

Elementary Chemistry Kit

GONE

204 

Classroom Goggles

GONE

205

Classroom Goggles

GONE

206

Foam atom models

GONE

207

Elementary Chemistry Kit

GONE

208

Chemistry Gas Demo Kit

GONE

209

Chemistry Clean-Up Kit

GONE

210

Chemistry elementary kit

GONE

211

Plastic tubs & cups

GONE

212

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

213

Wooden Pan Balances

GONE

214

Chemistry elementary kit

GONE

216

Chemistry elementary kit

GONE

217

Foam atom models

GONE

218

Hot pots

GONE

219

Chemistry water temperature kit

GONE

220

Chemistry elementary kit

GONE

221

Molecular Modeling Kit

GONE

222

Graduated cylinder Kit

GONE

223

Molecular Modeling Kit

GONE

224

Foam atom models

GONE

225

Foam atom models

GONE

226

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

227

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

228

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

229

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

230

Goggles

GONE

231

Goggles

GONE

232

Chemistry General Supplies

GONE

233

Chemistry General Supplies

GONE

234

Foam atom models

GONE

235

Foam atom models

GONE

236

Chemistry Assorted Supplies

GONE

237

Chemistry Assorted Supplies

GONE

241

Plastic Cube Containers

GONE

242

Foam atom models

GONE

243

Small circular plastic tubs and lids

GONE

244

Buckets and Small circular plastic tubs

GONE

Physics Kits

Kit Number

Item

Description

300

Magnetism Kit

GONE

301

Magnetism Kit

GONE

302

Magnetism Kit

GONE

303

Magnetism Kit

GONE

304

Magnetism Kit

GONE

305

Magnetism Kit

GONE

306

Magnetism Kit

GONE

307

Magnetism Kit

GONE

308

Magnetism Kit

GONE

309

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

310

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

311

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

312

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

313

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

314

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

315

Lego Mindstorm Kit

GONE

316

Lego Mindstom Controllers

GONE

317

Magnetism Kit

GONE

318

Magnetism Kit

GONE

319

Magnetism Kit

GONE

320

Magnetism Kit

GONE

321

Electricity Kit

GONE

322

Magnetism Kit

GONE

323

Sound Equipment

GONE

324

Sound Equipment

GONE

325

Magnetism Kit

GONE

326

Magnetism Kit

GONE

327

Magnetism Kit

GONE

328

Magnetism Kit

GONE

329

Spring scales

GONE

330

Rotary motion sensors
Geiger Counters

GONE

331

Motion sensors

GONE

340

Magnetism Accessories Kit

GONE

Posted by: Daniel Dobski AT 08:00 am   |  Permalink   |  6 Comments  |  Email
Tuesday, August 22 2017

Please order by KIT Number only.

All kits are shipped on a first come, first served basis.

Use the "Request Equipment" link to order.

1-99: General Science                                  100-199:  Biology
200-299:  Chemistry                                     300-399:  Physics

General Science Kits

Kit

Item

Description

1

GONE

2

3 Hanging pan balances

 

3

GONE

 

4

2 Triple beam balances

 

5

GONE

10

GONE

11

GONE

 

12

GONE

 

13

GONE

 

20

GONE

21

GONE

 

Biology Kits

Increase the engagement with more microscopes per classroom!

Kit

Item

Description

101

GONE

102

4 Microscopes

Mirror Illuminated with 3 objectives.

103

GONE

104

GONE

105

GONE

106

GONE

107

1 Microscope

108

GONE

109

GONE

110

GONE

111

GONE

112

GONE

113

7 Microscopes

114

GONE

115

3 Microscopes

 

2 mirror illuminated + 1 bulb illuminated

116

GONE

117

1 Microscope

118

1 Microscope

119

2 Microscopes

120

GONE

121

2 Microscopes

Bulb illuminated

122

6 Microscopes

Mirror Illuminated

123

3 Microscopes

Mirror Illuminated

124

4 Microscopes

125

4 Microscopes

126

GONE

127

GONE

128

GONE

129

GONE

130

GONE

131

4 Microscopes

132

3 Microscopes

133

4 Microscopes

134

4 Microscopes

135

4 Microscopes

136

5 Microscopes

137

4 Microscopes

138

4 Microscopes

139

4 Microscopes

140

4 Microscopes

141

4 Microscopes

142

4 Microscopes

143

4 Microscopes

144

4 Microscopes

145

4 Microscopes

146

1 Microscope

147

GONE

148

5 Microscopes

Bulb illuminated

149

3 Microscopes

1 bulb Illuminated + 2 Dissecting (only 1 working eyepiece each)

150

GONE

151

GONE

152

GONE

153

GONE

154

GONE

155

GONE

156

GONE

157

GONE

158

GONE

159

Misc. Bones

Misc animal bones 

160

GONE

161

GONE

 

Chemistry Kits

Kits

Items

Descriptions

200

GONE

201

GONE

202

GONE

 

Physics Kits

Kit

Item

Description

300

GONE

301

GONE

302

GONE

303

GONE

304

GONE

305

GONE

306

GONE

307

GONE

 

308

GONE

309

GONE

310

GONE

311

GONE

312

GONE

313

GONE

314

GONE

315

GONE

316

GONE

317

GONE

318

GONE

319

GONE

320

GONE

321

GONE

322

GONE

323

GONE

324

GONE

325

GONE

326

GONE

327

GONE

328

GONE

329

GONE

330

Rotary motion sensors
Geiger Counters

Classroom set of rotary  motion sensors and Geiger counters to use along with kits 319,323,327

331

Motion sensors

Classroom set of motion sensors to use along with kits 319,323,327

332

GONE

333

GONE

334

GONE

335

GONE

 

336

Oscilloscope

20mHz oscilloscope

337

GONE

338

GONE

339

GONE

Posted by: Erin Monaghan AT 09:00 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Friday, November 11 2016

Maybe it’s the nature of the “new”: Although the renewable energy movement has been gathering momentum for several decades now, it’s still the young citizens who are primarily transforming the industry, and pushing for greater innovation and higher adoption rates...

Read the full story from Renewable Energy World

Posted by: Connexion AT 06:49 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, October 26 2016

The Energizing Student Potential (ESP) program, an initiative focused on bringing STEM education to students in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, has expanded to serve students and educators in over 49 new schools and 35 returning schools after its successful inaugural implementation last year. The education initiative was formed through the collaboration between six major energy companies that serve the area...

Read the full press release

Posted by: Connexion AT 10:12 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, July 22 2015

Robots in the classroom. Science-infused artwork. Digital storytelling. Teachers will learn how to make their classrooms more exciting by adding the arts to STEM to produce STEAM (science, technology, arts, engineering and math) during “STEAMing It Up,” a one-day conference at Northern Illinois University’s Gabel Hall, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3...

Read the full story from The MidWeek

Posted by: Connexion AT 10:30 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Wednesday, July 08 2015

A former Cary-Grove High School teacher is among the 108 mathematics and science teachers who were named as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President Obama on Wednesday...

Read the full story from Patch.com

Posted by: Connexion AT 08:25 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Friday, June 26 2015

Today ComEd kicked off the first-of-its-kind Icebox Derby competition with 30 teen girls from across Chicagoland who will work in teams to transform recycled refrigerators into electric racecars. On August 15, the teams will put their cars to the test in a head-to-head race with their fellow Icebox Derby Racers to take home the STEM Cup, scholarship money and other prizes...

Read the full press release

Posted by: Connexion AT 09:01 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Thursday, March 19 2015

Saturday, March 14 was the Pi Day of the century, and it also marked one of the best performances by a Niles West Science Olympiad team in almost a decade. The Niles West team medaled in 15 out of 23 events, receiving fifth place at the Regional competition held on March 14 at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. The Wolves have qualified for the State competition held at the University of Illinois on April 18...

Read the full story from Niles Township High School District 219

Posted by: Connexion AT 07:52 am   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
Monday, February 16 2015

In honor of Black History Month, ComEd is partnering with The Remix Project Chicago to launch its “Power of Possibilities” campaign. This campaign will help Chicago-area youth discover how science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can unlock the possibilities of achieving a career in any industry...

Read the full press release

Posted by: Connexion AT 02:58 pm   |  Permalink   |  0 Comments  |  Email
 

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