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Lab Set-Up and Safety

by: C. Jill Swango and Sally Boles Steward

Whether your assigned classroom is for science labs or there is a specific lab area shared among several teachers, you need to set up properly for group experiments and other hands-on activities. There are several ways to set up lab groups in various combinations, depending upon class size, available materials, and storage space. Some schools have spacious rooms with desks and lab areas that include cabinets, sinks, and an adjoining teacher prep/storage room, while others may have one sink, little storage space, and desks or tables with stools or chairs.


Middle School


Type Book ChapterPub Date 1/1/2003Stock # PB170X_4

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