Secondary Science Kit Loans & Support for Required Practicals

To support secondary schools in delivering engaging, interactive science lessons, and especially the delivery of specific Chemistry Required Practicals at post-16 level, we have available sets of equipment that North East schools can borrow free of charge for up to two weeks. Schools can initially borrow each type of kit once per year.

Our kits contain the necessary specialist equipment for specific Required Practical science lessons, including instruction sheets, where appropriate.

If you are interested in which Required Practicals we can offer in our teaching laboratories on campus for either Chemistry or Physics, subject to room and staff availability, please click on the links below:

Chemistry Required Practicals here.

Physics Required Practicals here.

How to book and use the Kits

  • Find your desired kit from the list below. Click the heading to expand the information and open the booking form. Complete the booking form with your chosen dates.
  • Your booking will then be approved by us within 3 working days.
  • Once your booking is approved you will receive collection details.
  • You will be responsible for collecting the kit from the Ground Floor Reception, Agriculture Building, Newcastle University on a weekday between 09:00-16:00. If this is not possible, please get in touch before booking to see if we can make alternative arrangements.
  • Use your kit! Write down any issues/details of broken or otherwise non-functioning equipment on the list provided.
  • Return your box to campus on or before the return date. This must be a weekday between 09:00-16:00.

We have four boxes each containing two Stuart SMP10 digital melting point apparatus. Each kit box includes:
– 2 x Stuart SMP10 mpt apparatus
– 2 x 13A mains leads
– 1 x tube of melting point tubes
– 1 x laminated quick user guide
– 1 x Manufacturers Instruction Manual

Stuart SMP10 digital melting point apparatus

To book, please select your desired dates below and complete the form.

You must be able to collect and return the kit from campus on your selected start/end date.
Please only select weekdays for your start and end dates.

Melting Point Apparatus

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There are up to 20 available. The Eutech ecotestr pH1 hand-held battery-operated pH meter has a measurement range from pH 0.0 to 14.0. Each kit will include:
– your specified number of pH meters
– 1 x Manufacturers Operating Instructions

Eutech ecotestr pH1 hand-held pH meter

To book, please select your desired dates below and complete the form.

You must be able to collect and return the kit from campus on your selected start/end date.
Please only select weekdays for your start and end dates.

Hand-held pH Meters

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This kit is ideal for post-16 organic synthesis in laboratories or other rooms where the running water supply is very limited or non-existent! This reflux apparatus needs no running water as the condensers are simply air-cooled. It is also a much greener/eco-friendly experimental procedure as running water is not wasted to cool the condensers. It is also safer too, not only because there is no running water to leak, but because the apparatus is heated electrically with the supplied isomantles, thus eliminating the danger of combustion of any flammable solvents! These high efficiency air condensers are a recent development by Asynt and thus your students will be able to use some state of the art research kit to carry out their Required Practical(s)!

Each kit includes:
– 2 x electric isomantles
– 2 x 13A power leads
– 2 x “Condensyn” B24 Quickfit air condensers
– 2 x B24 Quickfit 50ml round-bottomed flasks
– 2 x B24 Teflon-coated joint clips
– 1x laminated set-up & instructions sheet

There are currently 3 kits available but we hope to expand this to 6 in the near future!

To book, please select your desired dates below and complete the form.

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Please only select weekdays for your start and end dates.

Reflux Apparatus

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If you have any questions, please email peter.hoare@ncl.ac.uk or call 07599 101089.