How should you arrange a school science lab? You should have sturdy lab tables or complete laboratory workstations, with enough space for every student to work comfortably. However, no lab is ready until it's furnished with the proper safety equipment. Our eye wash stations and lab showers ensure that students are protected.
What kind of surface should lab tables have?
The first thing to consider when furnishing an entire lab is the work surface options. Workstations and tables are both great options. Ultimately, the right choice depends on your needs. Lab tables are more versatile because they can be moved around when you want to rearrange a classroom. Workstations, however, have the added convenience of built in gas and water fixtures. If your science curriculum includes many experiments that utilize an open flame, having enough gas fixtures in the room is very important.
No matter which configuration you select, you will need to choose the ideal work surface material for your environment. Lab tables are much tougher than regular tables so they can withstand the chemicals and other harsh materials that are used for experiments. Surface materials come in varying degrees of toughness including chemical-resistant and epoxy resin options.
Laboratory tables generally seat two students side by side. This is an ideal arrangement because many teachers like students to work in pairs. When students work together they develop important communication skills and use less supplies per person.
How should I choose lab table arrangements?
Workstations come in forward-facing arrangements, or with students seated on all sides. If you have many instructional periods in which students must face the board and take notes, it is important for everyone to be facing forward so they can see clearly. Lab workstations facilitate work in pairs or larger groups. While you are making sure that budding scientists have a place to work, don't forget about their teachers. Be sure to include a well-equipped instructor's desk that is as well.
What kind of chairs should you have in the science lab?
Every room in a school needs to have appropriate seating, and the science classroom is no exception. No matter how work spaces are configured, our lab stools provide the support that is needed during classes. They come in a variety of materials and styles, from leading manufacturers including National Public Seating, Academia and OFM.
Choose hardboard, hard plastic or padded seats. We even have swivel stools with anti-bacterial, anti-microbial vinyl upholstery. If you prefer mesh or wooden stools, we have those too. Models are available with and without backrests, with square or round seats. To make sure that people of all sizes can stay positioned properly, adjustable-height options are available as well.
Where is the best place to store lab materials?
Every experiment requires a unique set of materials. Rather than having to run back and forth to a storage closet or spend a considerable amount of time setting up the laboratory in advance you can keep all necessary materials handy with lab storage. Lab cabinets come with either wood or glass doors, in freestanding, mobile and wall-mounted models. If you are working with extremely harsh chemicals, flammable liquids safety cabinets from Edsal will keep everything securely stowed away when not in use. Microscope storage cabinets are available as well.
How can I make the science lab safe?
Ensure that every experiment is a safe one with precautionary equipment. Every operational lab needs to have a lab shower and eye wash station, in case of the unlikely event that they are needed. You can get both of these items installed in one unit or order them separately. We even have eyewash stations that can be installed on a regular sink.
Demonstrate proper technique and regard for the learning process with lab furniture from Hertz Furniture. All of our items are safe and functional so students and teachers can enjoy a proper worry-free experiment experience. If you need help arranging your space and choosing the ideal furnishings for it, contact the experts at the Hertz Design Center for free project-planning advice.
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30H Chem-Res Laminate Top - Double Bookbox (54"Lx24"W)
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Stool - Adjustable Height (25-33"H)
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Upholstery Stool - Fixed Height (30"H)
30H Chem-Res Laminate Top
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Stool - Adjustable Height (19-27"H)
Square Stool - Fixed Height (30"H)
Stool with Backrest - Fixed Height (24"H)
30H Chem-Res Laminate Top
Heavy-Duty Z-Stool with Backrest (18"H Seat)
Square Stool with Backrest - Fixed Height (18"H)
30H Chem-Res Laminate Top w/ Double Bookbox (60"Lx30"W)
Upholstery Swivel Stool w/Backrest - Adj. Height (24-28"H)
30H Solid Phenolic Top (60"Lx24"W)
Upholstery Stool - Adjustable Height (19-27"H)
Upholstery Stool with Backrest - Fixed Height (30"H)
30H Chem-Res Laminate Top w/ Double Bookbox (48"Lx24"W)
Square Stool with Backrest - Fixed Height (30"H)
NPS furniture is exceptionally durable. It is built to withstand many years of arrangement, folding and repeated use. These Certified Green items are great for your institution and the environment. When you are looking for high-quality school and church furniture, NPS risers and folding tables will get the job done right.
Whether you are in a classroom, auditorium or sanctuary, having the right chairs will make everyone's experience much more pleasant. Proper seating enables students, congregants and participants to remain focused on what is going on around them and maximize their productivity. NPS chairs are designed for easy arrangement and maximum support.
Transform your gym into a complete performance space with folding chairs and stages. A selection of portable stages which can be ganged together in a variety of formations enables you to turn any open space into an instant auditorium. Once the stage is set up, the audience will need a place to sit and watch. You can choose from our selection of folding chairs and stacking chairs to create the ideal arrangement for your space.
Not all stacking chairs and folding chairs are alike. They come in various styles and colors. There are padded folding chairs as well as metal folding chairs, and stacking chairs come with different back shapes and varying degrees of padding thickness. Both of these choices are easy to store and transport. You can order chair dollies that keep your seating organized in storage and make it easy to move to the desired location.
Stackable chairs can also be used as banquet chairs or church chairs. Elegant appearance and soft cushioning are appropriate for formal occasions. A wide selection of upholstery colors and fabrics enables you to coordinate with room decor and color schemes.
When you are hosting a school dance in the gym or having a special celebration in the social hall, it is helpful to have tables that are simple to arrange. NPS folding tables are both sturdy and durable. Blow-molded plastic folding tables are extra-tough. Their surfaces are a snap to clean and are resistant to just about everything. They have an incredibly high weight capacity as well.
Help your students conduct experiments with great lab furniture from National Public Seating. Lab tables with chemical-resistant tops create the perfect place for working with chemicals and other materials that might be harmful to regular furniture. When students are having a frontal lesson or getting everything set up, they will need an appropriate place to sit as well. Sturdy lab stools offer great seating that will support students through many years of scientific endeavors.
Having music in the in the educational environment gives students the opportunity to excel in different areas and develop their creative talents. With the right music furniture, you can help budding musicians learn to play new instruments. Sturdy music stands are essential for enabling children to read the notes properly. If instruments are being played in a seated position, you will also need proper music chairs.
The right furniture is necessary for breaks as well as instructional periods. Sturdy cafeteria tables make a lunchroom comfortable and attractive. They provide a place for students to sit and eat, and fold up easily so they can be moved out of the way when the space is being cleaned or used for another purpose.
At Hertz Furniture, we know that the right furnishings can transform a space. We are proud to offer your institution a great selection of school and church furniture that you can enjoy for many years to come. No matter what you style or budget is, you are sure to find a number of great National Public Seating products for your space.