ERIC Number: ED349176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Planning a Safe and Effective Science Learning Environment.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
An environment appropriate for activity-oriented science is one that contains sufficient work space, equipment, and materials for students to practice and master the essential elements. This publication was developed to aid Texas school administrators, teachers, and architects to upgrade existing science facilities or plan new ones for kindergarten to grade 12. Chapter titles are as follows: (1) Overview of the Science Program; (2) Elementary School Science Facilities; (3) Middle Junior High School Facilities; (4) High School Science Facilities; (5) Computers in the Science Laboratory; and (6) Sample Floor Plans for Science Facilities. The chapters give details on science equipment needed, safety features that are necessary, and characteristics of science instruction. Appendix A,"Conditions of Instruction," is a National Science Teachers Association document pertaining to recommended work conditions for science teachers. Appendix B outlines state laws and regulations that apply to safety in science education and lists addresses of organizations that can help improve the safety of the classroom. The last appendix contains a laboratory safety checklist for science teachers. (PR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Safety, Safety, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($4).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Curriculum Development.
Identifiers - Location: Texas