America's Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science.

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Investigates factors that influence a high school laboratory experience, examining what currently takes place and what the goals of those experiences are and should be. The chapter on facilities calls for flexible space and furnishings that combine features of traditional laboratories and classrooms, proper budgeting for the ongoing costs of equipment and supplies, and equitable distribution of facilities, equipment, and supplies. While maintaining student safety is a critical concern, little systematic information is available about safety problems and solutions.
Singer, Susan; Hilton, Margaret; Schweingruber, Heidi
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National Academies Press, 500 Fifth St. NW, Lockbox 285, Washington, DC 20055; Tel: 800-624-6242
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