Science Sampler: Making the most of limited lab facilities

by: Sandy Buczynski

Despite less-than-adequate lab facilities, it is possible to come up with creative ways to provide your students with quality, lab-based activities. These strategies include the use of basket labs, progressive hand-rinsing stations, microscaling, models, and technology, which are reviewed in this article. When cutting corners, keep safety a priority. If a teacher has to make a choice between safety and hands-on science, safety should be the first consideration in all cases. If you want to try any of the strategies in this article, please run them by the proper authorities for approval.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2007Stock # ss07_030_06_60Volume 030Issue 06

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