School Furniture, Science Lab Furniture & Classroom Furniture

Monthly Archives: July 2012

Virco Zuma Chairs with Cantilever Legs

  Virco Soft Plastic Seating with Flexible Backrests Zuma Chairs for K-12 Schools & Colleges Virco 13 Cantilever Chairs Virco 15 Cantilever Chairs Virco 18 Cantilever Chairs Best-selling ZUMA® 4-leg chairs give your students a comfortably flexible backrest; a wide, spacious seat; and a gently sloping waterfall front that’s easy on their legs. With 13”, […]

An ARM for the ADA Compliant Science Lab

Thursday, July 26, marked the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990. Valerie Bowman Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama as well as the head of the Office of Public Engagement, shared some remarks on the occasion. “This law […]

Mirror, Mirror, on the Oak

With all the summer films based on the story of Snow White (Mirror, Mirror as well as Snow White and the Huntsman come to mind), perhaps it’s only fitting that our readers and teachers take a look at the use of heavy duty mirrors in their science lab. Adding this resource to your classroom furniture […]

NASA and the Riser Tables

Almost exactly one year ago, adults and children throughout the country sat and watched as the Space Shuttle Atlantis landed safely at its port inside of the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Everyone knew that this was the end of federally sponsored space travel. By most accounts, the perception was that NASA had pretty […]

Create It, Model It, Store It

For years, scientists have been looking for a way to create use computational biology to replicate the model of a biological organism through some kind of software. And until recently, that objective has consistently fallen short. Then finally, a research team from Stanford created an algorithm to achieve the construct, taking into account all the […]

Take a Stool and See Through the Looking Glass

Imagine seeing new moons and stars that no one else has discovered. Imagine being the first scientist to open up a door to new worlds. And all through the lens of a telescope built right here on earth. If you can get your hands on the Lowell Observatory’s new Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT), a $53 […]

ADA Compatible Science Stations

When the Americans with Disabilites Act was first passed in 1990, many businesses weren’t sure how they were going to afford the necessary changes to their restaurants, their hotels, and their building facilities. But after 22 years, you’d be hard pressed to find a single place in the country that isn’t accessible to those with […]

Olympic Games and a Lab Hand for Science?

Calling all science teachers! As you set up your rooms and prepare for the new year, take a quick break and consider the Summer Olympics in London. No doubt you’ve probably heard a few of your students ask, “Why are we doing this?” or “Why does any of this matter?” The fact is, today’s children […]

The Honor of Teaching Science

Last month, two science teachers out of New Jersey, Rebecca McLelland-Crawley and John McAllen III, were honored with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Instruction. Part of their reward for good work included the chance to meet members of Congress and the Administration. But what drove them forward to success is simple. […]

California Setting the Standard on Classroom Furniture

Last month, California Governor Jerry Brown made an executive order to revise a 40 year old regulation on toxic flame retardants that furniture makers were required to put on many of their products. The problem, as it turned out, was that the chemicals being used to create flame retardant products have gradually been linked to […]