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Physics room re-construction

  1. May 28, 2014 #1
    I am not sure where this question fit. But I decided to post it here.

    This question is about the physics classroom/lab re-construction in my school. I am a new professor and I am taking the main role of re-designing it. We are transforming a biology classroom/lab into physics classroom/lab. The teacher table in front of the class currently has gas, air and vacuum outlets in addition to a sink with cold and hot water faucets. My questions is, from your experience, do I need to keep the air,gas vacuum outlets. It just bothers me! I like a clean look and these outlets and the sink is making it un-attractive. Note that we have a separate bigger sink in another part of the room, so I can get water if I want to.

    Please feel free to write your thoughts. I will make the decision. - I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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  3. May 28, 2014 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    For what classes will this room be used?
  4. May 28, 2014 #3

    George Jones

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    Can you envision yourself (or any other physics instructor who might use the room for lectures) using these things for demonstrations in lectures (separate from labs)?
  5. May 28, 2014 #4
    I have never used them. Other instructors might use them. I might ask the school if those could be mounted on the side of the teacher station. I have never seen such a configuration. But nothing is impossible. Or I will ask if those could be mounted in a way that it is covered by a top cover and only when needed top cover can be lifted to expose the faucets. These are some ideas popping right now as I am replying to you.

    Do any instructor here use these stuff? Or are they old fashion? Are their modern alternatives? I want my lab to be modern. Thank you!
  6. Jun 2, 2014 #5

    Andy Resnick

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    I could imagine situations when I would use all, some, or none of those lines- again, for what specific class(es) are you designing the room for?
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