Mobile science laboratory brings science to any classroom
ExplorerLAB™ mobile science cart launched by LapSafe® Products
Chemistry, physics and biology can now be taught in any classroom with the launch of a new mobile science laboratory from LapSafe® Products.
The ExplorerLAB™ Mobile Science Lab is a revolutionary portable teaching, and fully functioning mobile laboratory, to deliver interactive and experimental learning for biology, chemistry and physics. The mobile science cart comes complete with all of the equipment usually found in a traditional fixed laboratory compacted into a secure, robust and rust-free mobile cabinet to enable science to be taught anywhere.
Designed and manufactured by trusted education brand LapSafe® Products, the ExplorerLAB™ Mobile Science Lab is perfect for primary schools that may not have dedicated science labs, and schools, colleges and universities looking for a quality teacher demonstration unit to conduct and explain science experiments. The mobile science cart may also be used as an alternative for schools and colleges that cannot afford to refurbish their existing fixed laboratories, following the decision earlier this month not to reinstate the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) schools building program, or for schools wanting to replace their existing science classrooms to save space.
Mark Exley, General Manager for Product Development at LapSafe® Products, believes that the ExplorerLAB™ can provide a viable alternative for schools, colleges and universities to teach science. He said: “Last year, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) released a statement claiming that 65 per cent of school laboratories were sub-standard or uninspiring, and that it would cost £1.9 billion to bring them up to scratch.
“With the announcement that BSF will not be reinstated, and the Government’s new PFI building scheme only expected to cover 300 schools, it may appear as if many schools will not be able to make the improvements to their science classrooms that they so desperately need. The ExplorerLAB™ is a solution to this problem, providing schools with a demonstration unit for the continued teaching of science, which is more cost-effective than refurbishing or rebuilding a fixed classroom.
“The ExplorerLAB™ has the potential to change the way that science is taught, in the same way that LapSafe® Products revolutionised ICT delivery with the UK’s first ever laptop trolley.”
The ExplorerLAB™ Mobile Science Lab includes a fully functioning sink and tap, data loggers for recording and demonstrating results of investigations and an accessory drawer, containing safety googles, latex gloves and tissues. In-door storage is provided for test-tubes, pippets and an airpump, and four drawers with protective foam inserts are supplied to store and protect high quality glassware. The ExplorerLAB™ also includes storage and charging for up to five netbooks using unique ultra-safe and simple SmartLine™ technology, which charges devices simultaneously in the quickest possible time, without the need for AC adaptors.
Designed with a small footprint, the ExplorerLAB™ mobile science cart can be easily wheeled between classrooms and buildings and then locked away in an office or cupboard to keep chemicals out of reach. The mobile science laboratory can also be bolted to the floor to prevent unauthorised personnel wheeling away chemicals and equipment. For ease of mobility, the science cart rests upon four large castor wheels, two of which are lockable.
The mobile science lab is constructed of a fully-welded chassis manufactured in recycled steel, with care taken to ensure that the unit provides resistance to corrosion and rust that may occur as a result of a chemical spill. The ExplorerLAB™ is secure, robust and durable, and features a chemically resistant work surface that is ideal for demonstrating scientific experiments. The science cart also provides the facilities to deliver multimedia presentations, such as a fully adjustable twin platform support for a laptop and projector, electrical power sockets and effective cable management.
As with all products manufactured by LapSafe® Products, the ExplorerLAB™ Mobile Science Lab meets all British Safety Standards. The mobile science laboratory conforms to ISO 9001: 2008 specifications and has been CE and SASO Certified.
Note to editors:
• Based in Essex, LapSafe® Products is the market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of various laptop security and charging solutions. LapSafe® Products created the UK’s first ever laptop storage and charging trolley in 2000 and has more than a decade of experience in providing safe, secure and technologically advanced mobile ICT storage and charging solutions to the education and commercial sectors.
• Laptop charging and storage cabinets from LapSafe® Products can safely charge up 32 laptops and provide a complete mobile IT solutions to organisations requiring automated data transfer and wireless access. The trolleys protect against theft and allow equipment to be transported throughout a building, office or school.
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