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Al Renshaw, Quantum Simulations, Inc.
Phone: 724-772-8014
e-Mail: [email protected]

Christopher Adams, Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories
Phone: 800-242-2042, x225
e-Mail: [email protected]


Free 15-Day Trial of Quantum Tutors for Teachers and Students

Tonawanda, New York — August 26, 2004 — Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories, a leading provider of science educational materials in the U.S. and Canada, announced today that Quantum’s Artificial Intelligence-based Chemistry and Mathematics Tutors are now available for purchase online at the Science Kit Web site at Internet subscriptions are priced per user for unlimited access during the school year. Bundled discount pricing is also available to individuals and schools when multiple Tutor modules are purchased.

We are very excited that Quantum will be featured in our online catalog in time for the new school year,” comments Jill Bebee, Catalog Marketing Manager at Science Kit. “For over 47 years, Science Kit has been committed to providing new and innovative products to enhance science education. We anticipate that the Quantum Tutors will be well received by school districts, students and home-schoolers across the country.”

Ideal for student learning and teacher training, the Quantum Tutors are teacher developed and classroom tested, and proven to improve test scores by as much as 50%. Any problem can be entered into the Tutors, making it compatible with ALL state school standards and curriculum. Students can access the Tutors wherever there is an Internet connection; in the classroom, at the library and, most importantly, at home when a teacher is not readily available. Quantum Tutors are available in modules, just like chapters in a book, and include:

Quantum Chemistry (High School and College)
The Elements
Ionic Compound Formulas
Mathematics of Chemical Formulas
Equation Balancing
Oxidation Numbers
Chemical Bonding
Chemical Reactions

Quantum Mathematics (Middle School and 9th Grade)
Ratio and Proportion
Scientific Notation
Metric Units

"Our partnership with Quantum gives us an immediate and distinct advantage over ‘traditional’ computer-based learning products,” states Chris Adams, National Sales Manager at Science Kit. “When teachers and students see the Quantum Tutors in action, they are amazed at how easy the software is to use and how effective it is in teaching complex chemistry and mathematics concepts. That’s why we decided to offer a free 15-day trial of the Quantum Tutors. Once users try it, they’re sold."

About Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories
Science Kit and Boreal Laboratories is the leading provider of science education products to K-12 teachers, home-schoolers, and hobbyists throughout the United States. Science Kit’s science education product lines include over 13,000 products that cover a wide range of disciplines including Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Forensics, Physics and Scientific Inquiry. The company carries a diverse selection of Scholar Chemicals, K-6 Science Products, and General Laboratory Supplies. Science Kit also offers its own Boreal Microscope and Teacher Developed, Classroom Tested product lines. In addition Science Kit has hundreds of Recommended Materials Lists correlating to leading science textbooks. To subscribe to Quantum’s Chemistry and Mathematics software, visit For more information on Science Kit, visit

About Quantum
Quantum Simulations, Inc. is a business-to-business provider of artificial intelligence tutoring engines that power existing software, hardware and distance learning products, inspiring students from middle school through college to solve science problems. Satisfying an unmet need for on-demand tutoring, the software uses an interactive dialogue tool that challenges students to understand why an answer is correct, measurably improving comprehension and test performance. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education's Mathematics/Science Education and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs, and the SBIR program at the National Science Foundation, Quantum Tutoring Engines are integrated with Web and wireless learning products, providing a strong competitive edge for educational companies. For a virtual demonstration of Quantum's Tutors, visit To subscribe to the software, visit Science Kit at or Holt, Rinehart and Winston at


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