Dear Fellow Science Educator
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Setting up a Science Room
Next year I am going to set up a science room in our school for Years 1-7 children, and this will include gathering all our science resources together in one place. Do you have any ideas that may be helpful, please (e.g., how? what?)?
Dr Peter H. Eastwell
Editor, The Science Education Review