Classrooms are some of the most critical spaces in a science facility. Classrooms that work happen as a result of thinking first about how subjects will be taught. Just as there are multiple teaching and learning styles in undergraduate education, so there ought to be multiple styles of classrooms. Possibilities include lecture rooms, demonstration classrooms, media classrooms, and electronic classrooms.

Asking the Right Questions

Classroom/Lab Questions To Ask:

How might the design of a facility assist the faculty in their teaching and research?

What can be done in the planning stages to create a teaching laboratory that will be help us to teach science now, with the current technology at hand?

How can we ensure that the lab will remain useful in the future as new technologies become available?

Is a discipline specific lab required/desired?