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ERIC Number: ED082937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 7
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The Introduction of Automated Chemistry at the Community High School Level.
Comte, R. F.; And Others
Reported is the implementation of a science seminar program and an "8 + 2 Program" at Masters School and Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York. Senior students in the seminar program were asked to conduct ecological studies of uninhabited islands in the U.S. Virgin Island chain and studies of the nutrition value of Central American grains. The supplementary "8 + 2 Program" consists of eight hours of instruction and laboratory work on analytical technologies and concepts, with emphases on the use of the Technicon Autoanalyzer system. Two hours of work in medical profiling and environmental sciences are also required in the "8 + 2 Program." A workbook, a programmed text, and two tests on the detection of kidney malfunction and diabetes, respectively, are used. Discussions are included concerning students' application of acquired autoanalysis skills in the "8 + 2 Program" to the science seminar. A training course for teachers' acquaintance with automated techniques is described. The level of student interest and involvement has remained high in such curriculum changes. (CC)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (20th, New York City, April 1972)