ERIC Number: ED317378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Reduction of Hazardous Waste from High School Chemistry Laboratories.
Wahl, George H., Jr., Ed.
This document provides teachers with sources of useful information and new ideas about the high school chemistry laboratory program. Chapters included are: (1) "Introduction" describing the philosophy and specific objectives of this project; (2) "Importance of Laboratory Work"; (3) "Chemistry Lab Outline" listing titles of experiments in four textsbooks; (4) "Inventory" discussing a chemical management system; (5) "Information on Some Chemicals Used in Schools" including glossary and chemical list; (6) "Treatment of Hazardous Wastes" providing information on commercial hazardous wastes disposal and its alternatives; (7) "Hazardous Materials Spills" describing teacher's action when a spill occurs; (8) "Experimental Design" suggesting some ideas on experimental modification such as mini-scale experiments, micro-scale experiments, or micro-scale glassware with lists of the suppliers; (9) "Representative Modifications of Popular Experiments" providing several exemplary experiments; (10) "Suggested Safety Committee Program"; (11) "Student Involvement" providing strategies for developing involvement; (12) "Bibliography" including books, manuals, and phone numbers of resources; and (13) "Postlude." (YP)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Hazardous Materials, High Schools, Laboratory Equipment, Laboratory Manuals, Laboratory Safety, School Safety, Science Laboratories, Science Materials, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science, Wastes
Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8204 ($3.00 for postage and reprinting).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Natural Resources and Community Development, Raleigh.