Science Facilities

Title Abstract Publication Date
Select an Automatic Glassware Washer that Makes Sense. Advises on selection of laboratory glassware washers that clean better and use less water than hand washing. Assessing energy savings and standards of cleanliness are addressed. 05/31/2008
Small Wonders. Discusses the virtues of small schools, ways small school communities have been created within large schools, and the particular problem of creating adequate science facilities in school within... 05/31/2005
SMART Board on the Discovery Channel. Describes the installation of an interactive whiteboard in a renovated high school science laboratory, as well as how in works with accompanying computer and video technology. 12/31/2007
Spaces for Teaching Science. Proposes eight questions to be answered when designing high school science laboratories. These questions address different configurations for experiment, lecture and preparation areas. Flexibility,... 03/31/2006
St. Agnes Academy Center for the Sciences and Student Services. Profiles this college preparatory school facility that houses student services, conference facilities, and science instruction laboratory/lecture rooms. Building statistics, a list of the project... 06/30/2008
STAO Science Laboratory Facilities Design Guide. [Canada] This design guide offers guidance to science educators, architects, and others concerned with the provision of science accommodations in Ontario, Canada, either through new construction or the... 12/31/1998
Staying Green. Shows how schools are establishing environmental-management systems to help them comply with stricter federal regulations. Topics addressed include hazardous waste management and use of third-party... 10/31/2001
Stellar Student: Energy Lab at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Takes advantage of near-perfect conditions to create a net-zero, fully climate-responsive building. The article describes successful planning and implementation of a wide array of opportunities. 04/30/2011
STEM for All The authors share their insights into the proper role of and implementation for STEM within the K-12 sector. Discusses the following: lab function and layout; sustainable STEM buildings; buildings as... 11/30/2011
Stuyvesant High School of Science 10/31/1992
Surrounded by Science: Learning Science in Informal Environments. Practitioners in informal science settings--museums, after-school programs, science and technology centers, media enterprises, libraries, aquariums, zoos, and botanical gardens--are interested in... 12/31/2009
Sustainable Urban Science Center Case study of the Sustainable Urban Science Center, a classroom/lab building that is part of a Quaker school in Philadelphia, that is designed with the goal of capturing students' interest with... 12/31/2011
Teaching Moment. Profiles the Germantown Friends School's new science center, a highly sustainable building employing photovoltaics, fresh air ventilation, geothermal heating and cooling, a vegetative roof,... 11/17/2009
Teaching, Learning and Laboratory Design. Discusses aspects of science laboratory design that directly affect student behavior, participation, and learning. It advises on class size, floor area, and room arrangement for teaching,... 10/31/2003
Tech Tips: Piping Options. Reviews the advantages of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride and borosilicate glass piping for laborary waste systems, citing their respective chemical and thermal resistance, joint reliability,... 01/31/2008
Texas Safety Standards for K-12. A Guide to Rules, Regulations, and Safety Procedures for Classroom, Laboratory, and Field Investigations. The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for developing a safety program both at the campus and district levels. Chapters include: 1) Laws, Rules, Regulations; 2) Laboratory... 12/31/1999
Texas Safety Standards for K-12. Chapter IV Facilities. Second Edition. Science facilities that are designed and built correctly for safety and effective science instruction provide a first line of defense to problems. This provides an introduction to minimum... 12/31/1999
Texas Safety Standards for Kindergarten Grade 12: Third Edition. Provides guidelines for developing a safety program both at the campus and district levels, with updated references to Texas school safety laws, science organization position statements on safety,... 12/31/2005
Texas Safety Standards: Kindergarten through Grade 12. This guide provides kindergarten through grade 12 Texas science educators with rules, regulations, and safety procedures for classroom, laboratory, and field investigations. The manual is a reference... 12/31/2001
The Benefits of Mixed Flow Technology: Roof Exhaust Fans. Explores the problems associated with laboratory workstation exhaust faced by most colleges and universities and explains how the selection of a proper fume hood exhaust system can prevent or... 04/30/2001
The Brooks School, New Science Center. Profiles this Massachusetts private school's new science center. The L-shaped building connects via a glazed entryway to an existing academic building to create a learning center that... 06/30/2009
The Chemical Laboratory: Its Design and Operation, a Practical Guide for Planners of Industrial, Medical, or Educational Facilities. Advises on the design of chemical laboratories. Chapters include preliminary planning, covering space, equipment, storage, and location considerations; laboratory layout; utility requirements; safety... 12/31/1986
The Furniture of Science. Reviews current furniture and workstation options for middle and high school science laboratories. 01/31/2008
The Furniture of Science. Examines how the introduction of new technology has spawned the emergence of new types of furniture, furnishings, and classroom design to support high school science instruction. The challenges... 12/31/2000
The Great Fume Hood Debate: Basic Issues in Safety and Efficiency. Compares the traditional constant-air volume fume hood that uses a great deal of energy, versus newer variable and low air-volume hoods. Higher initial costs for the newer designs may be quickly... 10/31/2009