While making signs for my classroom door, I noticed that two science classes are scheduled in the same room at the same time–well they are suppose to be taught in the science room with safety equipment. The schedule wasn’t that way two months ago; five weeks ago either. So between that time and August 6 something changed. When I pointed this out to the secretary, the response was “Oh well.”
Apparently safety is not a concern. Let students perform labs in a regular classroom, it’s just freshmen and it’s just physical science. Or the college chemistry class is suppose to move?
Oh we can just switch rooms when we are doing labs. Oh wait, some weeks we do mini-labs daily in both classes requiring safety equipment. Well there are online -simulations. . .like last year’s third section of physical science. . .hmm, wonder were these people get their ideas! The math classroom is not equipped to provide safe science lab activities–no eyewash, not enough extra goggles, no air exhaust system, no fire extinguisher, sand to but out other types of fires, spills, etc. Hmm what part of science in science classrooms does one not understand?
Also, if switching rooms is part of the plan, wouldn’t it make sense to have the classes you switch rooms back-to-back so less time is loss in travel and set up? Oh no, that would make sense.