Mechanical and Engineering Section

Alfred Rigling
1911 Journal of the Franklin Institute  
6J6 SECTIONS. SECTIONS. Section o[ Physics.--The Stated Meeting oi the Section was held in the Hall of the Institute on Thursday, May 4, IoII, at 8 r.M., with Dr. E. Goldsmith in the Chair. Forty-seven members and visitors were present. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Dr. Robt. H. Bradbury of the Southern High and Manual Training High School of Philadelphia presented a communication on "The Teaching oi Elementary Chemistry" in which he discussed the two classes of
more » ... e two classes of text-books on elementary chemistry--the "conventional" and the "Nature-study" types. He drew the conclusion that a proper combination of the two types in a single text-book is the ideal plan. Dr. Brad[rary recommended that the element sulphur and its compounds be made the subject of the first lessons in elementary chemistry, also that laboratory exercises in this branch of the science he carried out by the student as far as possible in a quantitative manner.
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