Suggested Layout For Science Shelf


Small box or container with science experiments, task cards or booklets.

Set of small organizer drawers for small items, labelled, for storing: coins, paperclips, toothpicks, straws, magnets, rubber bands, string, marbles, eyedroppers, paper strips, stirring sticks, etc.

Trays a limited number (3 works well) for students to use in gathering supplies.

Tray of apparatus bottles, flasks, jars with tightly fitting lids, test tubes, pitchers, funnels, sponges, bowls, shallow dishes, scissors, etc.

Tray of substances labelled containers of substances such as liquid soap, cooking oil, salt, sugar, pepper, food coloring, vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, bar soap, etc.
Store them in a variety of containers such as shakers, squirt bottles, pump bottles, jars, plastic lemon, etc.

Optional features if the children’s trays are not big enough to be the working surfaces, include some small mats to define the work space.

Card holders a small display easel or a board with a slit can help hold the experiment up where the child can read it (and keep it off the table in case of spills).

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