One of the challenges of working in a non-traditional environment is storage. Since I am a homeschool science teacher I lack many of the facilities that most teachers take for granted – such as a dedicated classroom and a supply closet. Since I have to store most of my lab supplies in my apartment, I am constantly looking for creative solutions. As a result, I’ve begun decorating with some of the more attractive supplies. Corners of my home have taken on a distinctly cabinet of curiosities air.
Decorating with science supplies is only a partial solution – I still have an excessive-feeling number of carefully labeled crates filled with everything from to anatomical models to zinc electrodes. But, every little bit of multi-tasking with materials helps.