We Wrote the Book on School Planning & Management
A world-recognized expert on planning school science facilities, Inside/Out Architecture President, James T. Biehle, is joined by LaMoine L. Motz and Sandra S. West for the definitive resource for every K-12 school that seeks safe, effective science space without costly, time-consuming mistakes.
Science-learning spaces are different from general-purpose classrooms. So if your school is planning to build or renovate, you need the fully updated NSTA Guide to Planning School Science Facilities.
New to this edition is a chapter on “green” schools, including how to think outside the traditional walls and use the entire grounds to encourage environmental responsibility in students. The revised guide also provides essential up-to-date coverage such as:
- Practical information on laboratory and general room design, budget priorities, space considerations, and furnishings.
- Stages of the planning process for new and renovated science facilities.
- Current trends and future directions in science education and safety, accessibility, and legal guidelines.
- Detailed appendices about equipment-needs planning, classroom dimensions, and new safety research, plus an updated science facilities audit.
The NSTA Guide to Planning School Science Facilities will help science teachers, district coordinators, school administrators, boards of education, and schoolhouse architects understand those differences and develop science facilities that will serve students for years to come.
Other Recent Publications
- The Science Resource Area in the State-of-the-Art High School, PEB Exchange, The Journal of the OECD Programme on Educational Building, Paris, October 2000
- Designing High School Science Facilities, (with LaMoine Motz and Sandra West), The Construction Specifier, October 1999
- NSTA Guide to School Science Facilities, 1999
- NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards, Appendix C Designing High School Science Facilities, 1996
- NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards, Appendix C Designing Elementary School Science Facilities, 1997
- NSTA Pathways to the Science Standards, Appendix C Designing Middle School Science Facilities, 1998