Monday, March 7, 2011
Having a Laboratory on Ship
No matter how you decide to do your schooling on ship if there is any version on board you need some sort of laboratory. Schools, especially high schools and colleges, will not accept science credits without a laboratory part of the class. How you do your laboratory on ship is up to you. You could have a room on board that is extra insulated in case of explosions or other mishaps or you could have some sort of virtual reality rooms or goggles that mimic what should happen. There are two things to keep in mind when you think about how to create your laboratory though. The first one is that children rarely listen and they love to play around. Even if you have the room securely insulated, you may still want to position it next to the hull. That way if the room does explode for some reason it can be quickly sealed without causing too much damage to the rest of the ship. The second thing to keep in mind is that not only will the children be using the room for schooling but the doctors and scientists on ship will likely want to do experiments in there as well. You should also figure out how the room will be scheduled. I would recommend that during school hours the room is reserved but other than that there is a first come first served in non-school hours or if there are just a few scientists on board maybe they will be content with a fixed schedule. If they have a fixed schedule than they can always switch hours or loan out their hours if they have more research to do before doing an experiment.