Pamela wrote:Being a teacher, I find that my classroom is too crowded with lab tables to maneuver (16 lab tables for 32 students). I think I should be able to make use of the vertical room space with bunk desks. We could seat belt the students in up top.
What are lab tables doing in a class room? If it is a science lab, there are many hazards in labs and proper supervision is absolutely necessary. I was badly burnt by boiling concentrated sulfuric acid in a flask that exploded during a routine chemistry experiment when a student back in 1957. Spent a very long time in the hospital. Still carry the scars.
The table population should be strictly controlled depending on a hazard analysis of the activity in the lab with adequate evacuation procedures and exits in case of an emergency.