Lasec® Education is part of the Lasec® Group of companies that have, for the last 75 years, been supplying quality solutions and services to the scientific community in South Africa. We have been meeting customers’ needs throughout Africa for more than 35 years.
Lasec® Education supports the global declaration on education for sustainable development in creating schools as living laboratories for participation and active citizenship. Experimentation and its practical approach give science its identity. It ignites curiosity and is as intrinsic to young learners as it is to professional researchers.
At Lasec® Education we have practical learning as a core focus. Our range of resources for the Sciences, Technology, Mathematics, and Robotics start at Foundation Phase, giving learners practical skills as well as the language needed to take their place in the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution.
Our classroom laboratory solutions include not only curriculum-aligned and locally produced products, but also resources and classroom assessments, teacher and learner activity guides, and educator workshops designed to increase confidence in the practical use of the equipment.
Our kits are CAPS aligned and regularly updated. Our range also allows flexibility to combine experiments to meet alternative curricula. Our products are created in close collaboration with teachers, which ensures that our products are optimised appropriately for classroom application.
Up to 65% of our kit range is manufactured locally in our KwaZulu-Natal factory. Contributing to South Africa’s growth is important to us.
Be a part of the revolution and develop core coding skills with the Lasec® Education Robotic Kits. Our inclusive of all parts kit saves you the time, money and stress that comes with setting up and building projects involving 4IR.
The evolution of the internet of things (IoT) is transforming the way learners are educated. IoT in education has an influence on schools, teachers, and learners by providing cutting-edge solutions for an interactive, and motivating learning environment. IoT-enabled educational solutions, like the cost-effective Lasec® Education AppMechanic and AppCar Kits, help learners learn about robotics and coding and engage them in practical STEM applications, enabling the education sector to change for the better.
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The Natural Science and Technology Grade 4–7 kit is one of the most popular items in the education range. It covers the core elements of the Grade 4–7 curriculum, packs away conveniently into a metal cabinet, and comes complete with a teacher’s guide and activity sheets for learners. As you explore and use this kit, it will continue to surprise you with just how well it has been put together.
The Grade 8–9 Natural Science kit is a best-selling CAPS compliant kit. It is designed for a hands-on learning environment and is structured to work best with up to 10 groups. Equipment is also included for teacher demonstrations where smaller class packs are not feasible. This kit comes in a metal cabinet and includes a teacher’s guide and activity sheets for learners.
A simple model showing the relationship between the sun, the planets, and their orbits. The base board has pictures of the planets and their names.
The Grade 10–12 Physical Science Kit contains a range of good-quality, curriculum-aligned materials and all the necessary chemicals to make teaching CAPS a breeze. Additional module-based kits can be purchased to supplement this kit.
This complete, hassle-free kit is a must for dynamics exploration. The track, carts, pulley, mass piece, ticker timer and accessories are all manufactured with the CAPS investigations in mind. Take some time to get to know the kit before class participation.
This high quality kit takes learning about light to a new level. Learners experientially investigate the wave properties of light - how it reflects or refracts and the effects of this. It also provides for investigations into the colour spectrum of light with various slides and slit plates that conveniently slide into the ray box.
The Ripple Tank kit is a great tool for investigating wave forms. Use the various barriers included in the kit to teach reflection, refraction, diffraction, and interference. You can use it to generate both straight and circular waves.
Demonstrate Hooke’s Law, parallelogram, and polygon of forces with this practical Force Board kit. The graded background board allows for accurate drawings.
Designed for learner participation and groupwork, this inexpensive chemistry kit includes most of the components needed for basic Grade 4–12 chemistry investigations. The sturdy tray allows for easy storage. This kit is a smaller replica of the teacher’s chemistry kit.
Introduce your learners to basic circuits with this user-friendly, hands-on kit. You’ll investigate series and parallel circuits. The kit also includes an ammeter and a voltmeter that can be connected to measure voltage and current throughout the circuit as well as observe the effect of resistance.
This kit is an excellent tool for investigating electricity and magnetism. It demonstrates the relationship between simple circuit electricity and the more complicated electromagnetism theory. Complex theories like field patterns, motor effects, and induction come to life with this kit.
The Molecular Model Construction Kit is a brilliant, hands-on learning tool to illustrate accurate molecular structure. Learners attach coloured spheres representing various atoms to each other with flexible connectors or bonds. Teachers can demonstrate different configurations, which learners must then replicate. The kit is presented in a plastic tray with compartments for easy storage.
Designed to cover the FET Life Science CAPS curriculum, the Life Science kit contains the basic equipment needed for most activities. Sufficient equipment is provided for five groups to work on practical activities. The kit is complete with a teacher’s guide and learner worksheets.
This excellent starter kit will help learners get to grips with the ins and outs of a microscope. The kit includes a microscope, a variety of accessories for slide preparation, and a dissecting kit with board.
The Monocular Microscope with light source has an iris type condenser for focusing light on slides viewed through a single lens. It has a course and a fine focus.
Test for pH, Phosphorous, Nitrate, Nitrogen, Ammonia, Nitrogen, Potassium, and Calcium with this neatly put together kit. It makes use of colorimetric and turbidity testing to achieve accurate results. Colour cards are available for each test.
The Weather Station is an economical unit for educational use in primary and secondary schools, as well as for home schooling. The kit contains a Stevenson screen, anemometer, rain gauge, min/max thermometer, wet/dry hygrometer, wind vane with cock, pocket compass, and an instruction manual. This unit is perfect for individual or group use and allows all learners to explore the common weather phenomena in a fun and interactive way.
The pGLO Bacterial Transformation kit was developed for students to study the process of manipulating the genetic material of an organism (genetic engineering). This is done as the students transform bacteria by introducing a green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene from the bioluminescent jellyfish Aequorea Victoria.
These models are designed for class interaction to enforce the different phases of mitosis and meiosis. There are ten portable tiles for meiosis and nine tiles for mitosis. Each tile represents a stage in the cell cycle.
The Sexless Torso model is made from hard rubber for durability. It’s great for display as well as practical classroom use. The various organs are removable and can be studied separately.
This detailed, life-sized anatomical skull is on a mobile stand, which allows for movement to be demonstrated well.
The technology kit, housed in a sturdy plastic trunk, is CAPS aligned and contains sufficient material for 10 groups to work with at a time. The kit includes easy-to-follow activities, a teacher’s guide, and worksheets for learners. Using this kit, learners can explore different techniques for building models like cars, gates, and the jaws of life. This kit pairs perfectly with the Technology Toolkit and stock can be replenished with top-ups whenever needed.
The 1 metre long T-square for class board use is made from hard-wearing plastic. A handle at the centre keeps the apparatus steady during use.
This kit is specifically designed for group work in the technology classroom. There is sufficient material for 10 groups to work simultaneously. The kit makes building models and molding plastic much easier. It is housed in a sturdy plastic trunk for safekeeping. Tools include cutting knives, reamers, universal scissors, pliers, junior hacksaws, files, bench hooks, screwdrivers, hand drills and bits, and table vice.
The Grade 4–7 Mathematics kit is perfect for group work and demonstrations. It is compatible with the CAPS curriculum. Use the teacher’s guide supplied to maximise each lesson’s impact. The contents of the kit are packed neatly into a metal cabinet for easy storage.
Made from solid, hard-wearing plastic, this larger scale set is perfect for front-of-class demonstrations on a chalkboard or whiteboard. A handle at the centre of each piece allows for steadiness when used. The compass holds a piece of chalk or a whiteboard pen on one end and a rubber or steel-point tip on the other.
The Grade 8–9 Mathematics kit contains a range of good-quality, curriculum-aligned materials to make teaching mathematics fun and hands-on. The kit is suitable for teacher demonstrations and is structured to work best with up to five groups. Teacher guides are supplied to maximise each lesson’s impact. The materials are packed neatly into a durable mobile trunk.
Established in 1973, our Durban based factory manufactures a wide range of extruded products for the school educational market as well as a range of furniture for use in schools. The original range of furniture was designed to be mobile and included unique, free-standing units that could be used by teachers and pupils alike, without the need for fixed connections to services such as water and gas. Through our many years of experience in the manufacturing of school furniture and progression of customer needs, our team has designed a range of high-quality fixed furniture options for the classroom, laboratory and ICT rooms.
The Mobile Teacher’s Unit is a fantastic, portable, all-in-one tool for science demonstrations. Finished with melamine, it’s easy to clean and has a built-in sink with a hand pump for water. The unit includes storage space for a gas cylinder, which is connected to an outlet on the counter-top. It also features shelves with 6 storage trays, lockable doors, and lockable castors for stability.
The Mobile Learner’s unit is an excellent, compact, all-in-one furniture item for a science classroom or home school set-up. An ingenious pump system allows for water to be pumped by hand to a sink, which drains into a plastic container. A gas cylinder is situated on a shelf inside the unit and feeds to a burner on the counter-top.
The solid, simple, two-seater desk is great for general classroom use as well as for use within the Science and Technology learning environment. The legs can be unbolted and folded back for easy storage or transport.
Lab stools are available in two sizes (490mm and 690mm) to suit the requirements of your school laboratory set-up. They are made from durable tubular steel and have a plastic seat.
The Book Display unit has four shelves showing the front view of the books and five standard shelves in the main section, two of which are adjustable, as well as six sturdy castors for easy mobility. The unit is lockable when not in use.
The Lasec® Education fixed-position laboratory furniture is especially designed to meet the needs of a demanding educational environment. The construction materials are selected to ensure long term durability. The range includes modular computer lab work areas and science laboratory layouts suited to either primary or senior schools with options for plumbed or unplumbed sinks and gas taps.
A split-level teacher’s desk incorporates a seated workspace for the teacher as well as a raised bench for presentation of experiments.
It is constructed out of a powder coated mild steel support frame structure and fitted with Fenix NTM® chemical, heat, and scratch resistant worksurfaces. Options with sinks and taps are available.
The PC workstations are secured to the floor and constructed from a powder-coated mild steel framework with a laminate worksurface.
Our school furniture range takes into consideration both the intended use and likely chemical exposure within the context of performing the prescribed experiments in the classroom. FENIX NTM® is an innovative material that stands out for specific features.
Improve laboratory safety by incorporating our fume hood and safety storage cabinets in your classroom laboratory.
Our three-in-one combination safety storage cabinet provides safe and separate storage of acids, alkalis, and flammable hazardous materials in one convenient under-bench cabinet. The flammable storage compartment is compliant to SABS standard SANS54470-1:2017 as well as EN14470-1, offering maximum fire safety. It takes more than 90 minutes of exposure to a fire before the temperature inside rises to dangerous levels that could cause the ignition of flammables, ensuring enough time for evacuation. The compartment for acids and alkalis provides optimal safety for the storage of non-flammable, aggressive hazardous materials.
Use this fume hood in your classroom laboratory to shield operators and learners from inhaling toxic vapours while handling chemicals. It will dramatically reduce the risk of fire and explosion by preventing accumulation of flammable vapours. The fume hood is mobile, ductless and has ventilation and active carbon filters.
Lasec® Education provides CAPS aligned teacher guides and learner activity sheets for the kits that we manufacture. These manuals are organised into grade and term specific activities as stipulated by the CAPS document.
We offer quality training with all core kits purchased. The objective of the education specialist team at Lasec® Education is to instil confidence in the use of the apparatus supplied in the kit, to the educators. The training workshop includes:
We aim to empower our teachers and build their teaching confidence through these workshops.
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