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plooyen
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double fume hoods

Post by plooyen »

This is a question for those that have double fume hoods ie classroom on one side, prep room on the other

Do you have distraction issues between the two rooms, ie, students can see what is happening in the prep room?
We have a Dynaflow installed

If so, what do you do to limit this?
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Post by Merilyn1 »

I have two double sided fume hoods. I try to avoid using them if there is a class on the other side, but sometimes it just can't be helped. I'm always more concerned with doing something really dumb whilst 30 pairs of eyes are watching me!
I have found that some students are interested in what I'm doing, a lot aren't. If it is a particularly unruly class, I don't make it harder for the teacher and either use the other fume hood or wait for the class to finish. My teachers are understanding that sometimes I have to use the fume hood when they have a class.
At the end of the day, it is up to the teacher to control their students. We can't help it if the only fume hood they provide to us is double sided.
Don't stress about it. Do the best you can with what you have.
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melsid
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I have used velcro dots on the classroom side to put up a poster which blocks the view. If the teacher needs students to see in we simply remove the poster and replace it when the prac is over. I got sick of being the latest animal in the zoo! NOTE: The velcro is on the outside of the fume hood
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Yes we also had that Melsid. work's a treat.
Regards Labbie

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