Chemistry and Physics in the Horace Mann High School: Syllabus in the Course in Physics
by John F Woodhull - 1902
TIME. – Second year of the high-school course. Pupils about fifteen years of age. One year of thirty-two weeks. Two exercises of forty minutes each and two exercises of eight-five minutes each, weekly, with two hours of home study, making about six hours each week. One period of forty minutes is devoted to a lecture when all divisions of the class meet together in the large lecture room. The two periods of eighty-five minutes each are given to laboratory work and the remaining period of forty minutes is devoted to recitation. Sometimes one-half of one of the laboratory periods is used for extra lecture or recitation. as the subject may demand. THE PHYSICAL LABORATORY. – The physical laboratory is a large, well-lighted and well-ventilated room. On one side between it and the chemical laboratory is a stock room and an office opening into each laboratory; on another side are a dark room and a tool room. The tables are ordinary library tables, oak, and well polished, 2 feet 3 inches wide by 4 feet 6 inches long. Each table accommodates two workers. Although more than eight hundred students during the past eight years have performed their laboratory work upon these tables, and they have never been redressed, they still look quite ads well as the tables that have been used for library purposes. The tables are arranged horseshoe fashion and are twelve in number. In the centre of the horseshoe are other tables which accommodate exhibition apparatus. At the opening of the horseshoe is a table for the teacher's apparatus. At one end of the room is a blackboard, a teacher's desk with twenty-four chairs grouped about it for recitation or supplementary lecture purposes. There is sink at each end of the room and a working shelf running along two sides of the room underneath the windows. This shelf is supplied with electric current and with gas outlets for Bunsen burners. The apparatus is kept in the stock room and in cases around the sides of the room. Shelves are also provided for books.
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