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Advice about stocking a new science lab

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by owen1983, Jun 21, 2019.

  1. owen1983

    owen1983 New commenter

    We are having a new science lab built on site. Fixtures and fittings are provided but I am having difficulty finding a list/audit of the equipment needed to stock a lab from nothing. We are working from the AQA Trilogy syllabus so have the list of equipment for the required practicals but am unsure what else.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
  2. border_walker

    border_walker Lead commenter

    Scheme of work, work from this. Plus discuss with staff - most science teachers should know what they need.
    bonxie likes this.
  3. teachtronic

    teachtronic New commenter

    does it depend what lab it is? Chemistry, biology or physics? or even general?

    • Safety goggles and safety equipment
    • Beakers
    • conical flasks
    • Florence flasks, AKA boiling flasks
    • Test tubes, tongs, and racks
    • Watch glasses
    • timers
    • Crucibles
    • white tiles
    • spotting tiles
    • Funnels
    • Graduated cylinders
    • Volumetric flasks
    • Droppers
    • Pipettes
    • Burets
    • Ring stands, rings, and clamps
    • Tongs and forceps
    • Spatulas and scoopulas
    • Thermometers
    • glass rods
    • Bunsen Burners
    • heat proof mats
    • tripods and gauses
    • Balances
    • first aid and eye wash equipment
    • glass bin and shovel and brush
    • spill kits
    i'm assuming other more specialist equipment like power packs, microscopes etc will be kept in the science prep area and can be ordered in?
  4. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    @owen1983 : before you stat ordering things, find out exactly how much money the school is committing to this, if any.
    ScienceGuy likes this.
  5. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

    Get your school to join CLEAPSS. Loads of advice there and excellent value.
    border_walker likes this.
  6. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    We have just had a three new labs built. Our Bursar thought that it would cost about £3000 to stock all the labs with the necessary equipment. He got a shock when our lead technician gave him a costed estimate of what was necessary!
    border_walker likes this.
  7. teachtronic

    teachtronic New commenter

    £3K? lol what was the actual costing?

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