Yes, we have mapped all of the NGSS and the Common Core standards onto the RATATAZ science program.
Most of the materials are included for each experiment. The only items missing are any materials we cannot ship, like isopropyl alcohol, or common household items like staplers or tape. The Instructor’s Guide gives a list of what is included in each box.
All of the chemicals are common household items. We do ship small quantities of borax, citric acid, glucose, and soap which can be toxic if ingested, and we recommend that this kit not be used for very young children without adult supervision.
We pick the sequence based on over three decades of educational research and experience. We've learned that when science is taught out of order, kids aren't given the building blocks they need to understand advanced concepts. Children need a conceptual framework in place to understand, organize, and retrieve what they are learning.
Not at this time.