Science Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse. Reports are available on Science Education Safety and Science Education Technology with links, a list of science education grant sources, and links to other science education sites
Experimenting with Science Facility Design. Discusses the modern school science facility and how computers and teaching methods are changing their design. Issues include power, lighting, and space requirements; funding for planning; architect... 10/31/1999
Exploring Safely. Provides guidance on science teaching safety in a teacher's guide format, addressing self-contained elementary classrooms. Facility information covered includes recommended space per student,... 12/31/2001
Flexible HVAC System for Lab or Classroom. Discusses an effort to design a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system flexible enough to accommodate an easy conversion of classrooms to laboratories and dry labs to wet labs. The design... 10/31/2001
Fume Cupboards in Schools. (Revision of Design Note 29). Building Bulletin 88. Regulations require hazardous gases in school science classrooms be controlled, i.e., their levels in the air kept below the exposure limits, with fume cupboards being the most usual method. This... 04/15/1998
Green Laboratory Schools. Presents schools as the perfect microcosms of the world of the 1990s: most work is done indoors, many resources are consumed, and schools sit surrounded by large chunks of land mostly devoted to... 03/31/1998
Guidebook for Science Safety in Illinois. A Safety Manual for Illinois Elementary and Secondary Schools. This manual provides technical assistance to help districts develop policies regarding secondary science laboratories. Chapters include: 1)Physical Layout of the Laboratory; 2)Safe Handling of... 12/31/1994
Hawaii Preparatory Energy Lab. Profiles this net-zero energy use high school science lab. Building statistics, a list of the project participants, cost details, a floor plan, and photographs are included. 04/30/2011
Hidden Renovation Costs. Written in response to the frequent budget overruns experienced by higher education facilities when renovating and expanding laboratories, provides an overview of possible problems and presents a... 12/31/2002
High School Science Technology Additions, Midland Public Schools. Discusses design goals, space requirements, and need for mobile furniture and imagination stations at Michigan's Midland Public High School science technology addition. Describes the... 06/30/2001
Indoor Air Quality in Chemistry Laboratories. This paper presents air quality and ventilation data from an existing chemical laboratory facility and discusses the work practice changes implemented in response to deficiencies in ventilation. The... 03/09/1999
Inquiring Safely. Provides guidance on science teaching safety in a middle school environment, using a teacher's guide format. Facilities topics covered include equipment, cleaning, and safe storage design and... 12/31/2002
Investigating Safely. Provides guidance on science teaching safety in a high school environment, using a teacher's guide format. Facilities topics covered include equipment, cleaning, and safe storage design and... 12/31/2003
Lab of the Year Embodies Client's Ecological Mission. Details considerations that were addressed when designing and constructing labs and instruction spaces, as well as public spaces, for Chicago's Daniel F. And Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation... 04/30/2010
Laboratories for the 21st Century: An Introduction to Low-Energy Design. Describes energy-efficient strategies for designing and equipping laboratories. Basic issues of laboratory energy consumption are discussed, along with key opportunities to improve energy performance... 07/31/2000
Laboratories. Presents one high school and four higher education laboratories selected for the American School & University 2006 Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their creative... 07/31/2006
Laboratories. Profiles one high school and one higher education laboratory selected for the 2009 American School and University Magazine Education Interiors Showcase. The projects were chosen for their ability to... 07/31/2009
Laboratories. Profiles one high school and two higher education laboratories that were recognized in the American School and University Magazine's Educational Interiors Showcase. The projects were selected... 07/31/2008
Laboratories. Describes the design of notable school laboratories, including the educational context and design goals. Includes information on architects, suppliers, and cost, as well as photographs. 07/31/2002
Laboratory Design for Health and Safety. Highlights key health and safety issues to be considered when designing science facilities. Compact, radial design for laboratories and preparation rooms, extra ventilation, adjustable lighting, and... 12/31/2003
Laboratory Renovation: The Hidden Cost. Provides an overview of the variety of problems that may be incurred, and the series of procedures that can be used, to manage science laboratory renovation activities. Examines the various project... 02/29/2000
Laboratory Safety Institute National non-profit educational organization promoting health and safety in school science laboratories. The Massachusetts-based group provides training, publications, grants, a lending library, a...
Laboratory Standard. Information includes the definition of a laboratory, evaluation and control of hazardous substances, and laboratory compilance.
Labplan This interactive publication, the result of a planning study sponsored by the National Science Foundation, provides tools, guidelines, and data necessary to plan and design high school science, math... 12/31/2002
Labs21 Design Process Manual. Provides guidance on the design process for high performance laboratories, leveraging the Labs21 tools. It includes the following: 1) The Design Process Checklist specifically lists process-related... 12/31/2003

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