ERIC Number: ED446425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
This paper discusses the components of key spaces found within elementary and secondary school science facilities, and highlights the common design features that facilitate quality science instruction in these areas. Three educational trends that have shaped today's school science education are also examined. Common design features highlighted involve the promotion of safety, the integration of the natural environment into the classroom, and the fostering of curiosity and creativity. (Contains 13 references.) (GR)
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Science Facilities
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, Washington, DC.