Notice: the ICE Online Store and Office will be closed through January 2021.

The ICE office will be closed from September 4, 2020 until January 4, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to ship orders during the fall 2020 semester. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding. Questions or inquiries about kits or publications should be sent to If you have questions, please contact us by email at We will check and respond to emails twice a week during the closure.

  • SSM ICE model
    The Solid State Model Kit lets students easily build, and examine sphere packing, unit cells, coordination number, layering, radius ratios, and interpenetrating polyhedra of common metals and ionic compounds.
  • Turn light into energy! ICE's Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit lets you build reusable solar cells.and investigate the process of photosynthesis.
  • Build complex inorganic structures with tetrahedral and octahedral units to get an alternative view of how structural components fit together that cannot be represented by ball-and-stick or space-filling models.

Institute for Chemical Education Online Store

Want to communicate science? ICE can help. The Institute for Chemical Education (ICE) has kits, books, and tools to help you communicate the relevance, excitement and fun of chemistry. You will find short descriptions of each of these publications, grouped by Hands-on Kits and Demos; Hands-on Activity Manuals and How-To Guides; and Books. Single or multiple copies can be ordered through this Online Store, by using our paper order form, or by calling the ICE office.

ICE has the experience, materials, and kits that you need to:

  • teach about modern materials
  • introduce nanoscience
  • do relevant hands-on activities
  • learn about running a summer chemistry camp
  • use hands-on guide(s)

Click the ICE structure to view our current ICE Catalog.

The table of contents below lists all resources in our current catalog, the level at which each may be used (see key below the table), and the type of use. Link to a fuller description and tips for their use in the classroom.

Level Type
Hands-On Science Kits (*Replacement Parts Available)    
Nanocrystalline Solar Cell Kit* (MS), HS, AP, Coll G, I, L
Solid-State Model Kit (Deluxe and Student versions)* AP, Coll D, G, I, L
Polyhedral Model Kit* HS, AP, Coll D, G, I, L
Salt Model NEW! All Levels D, I
Optical Transform Kit* AP, Coll D, I, CP
DNA Optical Transform Kit* AP, Coll D, I, CP
Memory Metal* All Levels D, I
Exploring the Nanoworld Kit (MS), HS, AP, Coll G, I
Nanoworld Presenter's Guide with "Try This" Packet* All Levels D
Nanoworld Hands-On Student Sets All Levels G, I, CP
The Line of Resistance Kit* HS, AP, Coll G, L
Fusion Science Theater Performance Kits  Elem M, D
Photochromic ICE T-shirt All Levels D
Amorphous Metal Demonstration Kit (discontinued) All Levels D
Explorations in Materials Science (parts available, kit out of stock) HS, AP, Coll D, G, L
NanoVenture: The Nanotechnology Board Game (discontinued) HS, AP, Coll, GP G, CP
Replacement parts and additional kit components    
Conductive Glass Slides, set of 10    
Titanium Dioxide Powder    
Electrolyte Solution    
Copper Tape    
Spheres, Solid-State Model Kit    
Bases, Solid-State Model Kit    
Template, Solid-State Model Kit    
Rod, Solid-State Model Kit    
Spacers, Solid-State Model Kit    
Plastic Parts, Polyhedral Model Kit    
Rubber Connectors, Polyhedral Model Kit    
Optical Transform (X-ray Diffraction) Transparencies    
DNA Optical Transform (X-Ray Diffraction) Transparencies    
Memory Metal Wire, ICE-Shaped    
Memory Metal, set of 10 3" pieces    
Memory Metal, Untreated    
Nanoworld Hands-On Student Sets    
Piezoelectric Igniter    
Activity Manuals and How-To Guides    
Chem Camp Handbook MS M
Chemistry Companion for Middle School Teachers MS M
Fun with Chemistry: A Guidebook of K–12 Activities, Volume 1 and 2 All Levels M
SPICE: Guidebook for a Traveling Outreach Program All Levels M
Super Science Connections (also available as Online Publication) Elem M
Experiences in Cooperative Learning MS, HS, AP, Coll Reference
Scientific Ethics for High School Students HS CP
Online Publications    
Super Science Connections (also available in print) Elem M
ICE DevICEs: How to Construct Inexpensive Classroom & Lab Tools MS, HS, GP M


Level of Use Type of Use
Elem Elementary K–5 M Manual (How to guide)
MS Middle School 6–8 D Demo (Demonstrate to a group or class)
HS High School 9–12 G Group Work (Activity carried out by a group of 2–3)
AP Advanced Placement I Individual Project (Activity carried out by an individual)
Coll College L Lab Exercise (Hands-on activity)
GP General Public CP Class Participation (Students or group can participate along with a Demo—purchase additional pieces)


WARNING: All ICE Kits & Publications are intended for use by teachers and properly supervised students. Teachers are expected to have the appropriate laboratory experience necessary for each Activity. All teachers and students are expected to respect normal safety precautions when performing any of the activities described in ICE Kits & Publications. Additionally, some kits contain small parts that might pose a choking hazard for small children. Neither the authors nor the publisher assumes liability for the use of information in any of our publications.