October is National Book Month and who supports books better that a book truck? Okay, so maybe librarians, avid readers, writers and of course teachers… but still there are fun ways to incorporate library carts, book trucks, book returns and reading materials into October lesson plans. So we’ve thought out of the box and jotted down a handful of creative excuses for you to decorate your book truck.
There is no denying that September is full of many holidays that lend themselves to fun bulletin board ideas. One of our favorites is National Hat Month. It’s a holiday that all kids can participate in and it may be used as a springboard to so many different lesson plans. Here are a few “hats off” ideas to get you started:
Science table and lab furniture maker Diversified Woodcrafts has recently created a video that expertly compares each type of science table surface available. “No surface is perfect, you’ll need to look at the pros & cons of each.” School and commercial laboratories all work under different conditions, thus varying work surfaces are required. To better understand which lab table will suit your application best, check out this video explaining the pros and cons of each.
For many students, time spent in the science lab is the highlight of the school day. After all, there is nothing like the exhilarating thrill of discovery that hands-on science activities provide. Of course, science labs have their fair share of hazards–toxic chemicals, fire sources, sharp instruments, and more. It is crucial, then, to have good safety practices in place.
Even when following all safety protocols and procedures, though, accidents can and do happen in the lab. Chemicals get spilled, mixtures react, and things catch fire. This is why science lab safety stations and emergency equipment are an important part of any lab. Here are some tips to make the most of your safety station.