Science Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Safety in the Elementary (K-6) Science Classroom. Assists elementary science teachers with creating a safe classroom by enumerating potential hazards surrounding heat, chemicals, plants, and animals. Precautions to be taken with these elements are... 03/31/2001
School Architecture and Physics Education. Describes permanent building features that can enhance physics education. These include a water wall, fountains, prisms, RBG filters on windows, thermal and ultraviolet window filters, a transparent...
School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide. Provides practical safety information in a checklist format to help reduce chemical injuries in a high school laboratory environment. It presents information about ordering, using, storing, and... 09/30/2006
School Facilities for Science Instruction. Details basic principles and aspects of science facilities, followed by specific design and equipment recommendations for elementary. Separate recommendations for multipurpose, general, biological,... 12/31/1953
School Laboratories for the 21st Century. Presents a concise question-and-answer format discussion of school laboratory arrangements, support spaces, size, shape, layout, systems, servicing, and flexibility. (Includes five references.) 12/31/2001
School Science Facilities Planner. Advises on the design of public school science facilities. Some aspects of all science programs and facilities which are similar in nature are described in the introductory portions of this guide.... 03/31/2010
School Science Facilities Planner. Describes science programs and facilities and is intended as a reference document for designers of public school facilities. Some aspects of all science programs and facilities are similar and are... 12/31/2001
School Science Laboratories. A Guide to Some Hazardous Substances. A Supplement to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Manual of Safety and Health Hazards in the School Science Laboratory. The purpose of this document is to identify potentially hazardous substances that may be in use in many school laboratories and to provide an inventory of these substances so that science teachers... 12/31/1983
School Science Laboratories: Planning for Sustainability. School science laboratory planning and building are being required to address long-term educational and structural implications, e.g. the linking of school instruction concerning testing of chemicals... 12/31/1998
School Science Laboratories: Todays Trends and Guidelines. Reports on how OECD Member countries are rethinking their school labs by moving toward more flexible approaches new technology, design, safety, and classroom flexibility. Switzerland, France, Ireland... 01/31/1999
School Science Labs. Discusses the inadequacy of many high school science facilities, where standards of instruction have increased, but facilities have not been updated or even have deteriorated to the point that some... 10/31/2008
Science & Safety: Making the Connection. This document provides information on the most commonly asked science safety questions by science teachers primarily at the secondary school level. Topics include the legal responsibilities of a... 12/31/1999
Science Accommmodation in Secondary Schools. Offers design and furnishing guidance for new and renovated high school science instruction spaces. Section 1 outlines the range of spaces usually required and examines planning options in new and... 12/31/2003
Science Accommodation in Secondary Schools: A Design Guide. Building Bulletin 80. Revised, 1999. This document offers guidance in the accommodation needs for teaching the sciences in secondary education, either through new construction or the adaptation of existing buildings. Section 1 outlines... 12/31/1998
Science and Band Addition, Kimmons Junior High School. Profiles this Fort Smith, Arkansas, facility that created a spacious entrance and new administrative areas, as well as updated band, choir, and science facilities. Building statistics, a list of the... 12/31/2008
Science and Technology Facilities. Presents four articles on secondary and higher education science facilities. The first presents a view on approaches to teaching science in school and illustrates ideal science facilities for... 05/31/2004
Science Center School [Los Angeles, CA]. Describes this special school featuring an integrated curriculum emphasizing science, mathematics and the use of technology, but remaining a neighborhood school for underserved groups of children and... 12/31/2005
Science Facilities Design for California Public Schools. This publication was designed to provide assistance to California school personnel and architects in the design of new science facilities. Following the introduction, chapter 1 discusses the... 12/31/1992
Science Facilities Design Guidelines. These guidelines, presented in five chapters, propose a framework to support the planning, designing, constructing, and renovating of school science facilities. Some program issues to be considered... 12/31/1993
Science Facilities Standards K-12 (Texas Version) This provides Texas educators with state guidelines for the planning, construction, and maintenance of indoor science facilities and outdoor learning areas for Texas schools. It includes examples of... 12/31/2001
Science Facilities. Advises on the design of elementary and secondary school science facilities. The integration of science with other disciplines within the curriculum, project-based learning, and technology... 12/31/2008
Science Laboratories and Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Technical Bulletin. Some of the issues surrounding the indoor air quality (IAQ) problems presented by science labs are discussed. Described are possible contaminants in labs, such as chemicals and biological organisms,... 02/28/1994
Science Labs: Beyond Isolationism. A national study released in 2005 concluded that most high school students are not exposed to high quality science labs because of these reasons: (a) poor school facilities and organizations; (b)... 12/31/2006
Science Safety Standards: A Guide to Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Safety Procedures for Classroom, Laboratory, and Field Investigations. This guide provides kindergarten through grade 12 science educators with rules, regulations, and safety procedures for classroom, laboratory, and field investigations. The manual is a reference for... 12/31/1999
Science-Lab Safety Upgraded After Mishaps. According to this article, science classrooms might be the most dangerous places in American schools. Most safety experts agree that teachers and administrators aren't doing enough to protect... 04/29/2003