Handbook for High School Chemistry Teachers
Revised and Updated for the Internet By Dr. John H. Bedenbaugh and Dr. Angela O. Bedenbaugh
Originally Produced By The Education Committee Mississippi Section, American Chemical Society
Internet Version Sponsored By The Education Committee Mississippi Section
American Chemical Society
CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS OF THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THIS HANDBOOK
Names, as well as Titles, and Professional Affiliations (at the time) of Members of the Action Group of the Education Committee of the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society
Mr. Otis Lee Anthony
Dr. William McMahan
Dr. Baxish Balam
Dr. Dean Parks
Dr. Angela O. Bedenbaugh
Dr. Joseph Russell
Dr. John H. Bedenbaugh
Mrs. Rita Trotter
Dr. R. A. Berry
Dr. Howard P. Williams
Dr. Milton Bradley
Dr. Margaret Wodetzki
Mrs. Cassandra Harpole
Dr. Kwang S. Yun
Dr. Charlie Holcomb
The Education Committee of the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society wishes to gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the National Science Foundation which made possible the development and production of this book.
The consultants listed below spent 1-2 days at the workshop sessions at which much of the material in this book was generated. The Education Committee is grateful to them for the helpful ideas and inspiration they provided.
- Professor James C. Fanning, Chemistry Department,Clemson University
- Mr. James Hancock, Supervisor of Teacher Certification, Mississippi State Department of Education
- Professor J. Dudley Herron, Chemistry Department, Purdue University
- Mr. Herb Lamb, President, Mississippi Science Teachers Association
- Professor David Morse, Department of Educational Psychology, Mississippi State University
Contributions of the University of Southern Mississippi to this project, including office space, workshop meeting rooms and assistance with administrative details, are acknowledged with gratitude.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DPE 84-70138. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the Education Committee of the Mississippi Section of the American Chemical Society and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Because this Internet-based publication originally appeared as a printed book, the references to “book”, “chapter”, etc. have been retained.
An intensive effort has been made to minimize any possible hazards associated with the demonstrations and experiments described in this book. A lengthy chapter on laboratory safety is evidence of our concern for the safety of teachers and students who use material from this book. However, lists of hazardous chemicals found in that chapter are not all-inclusive. Furthermore, although warnings of the hazard of using a given chemical appear throughout the book, typically this information does not include all possible hazards associated with handling that chemical.
Obviously it is impossible to foresee each and every problem that could conceivably arise from the use of this book. No laboratory activity should be performed by a teacher or student unless he/she has a full understanding of the chemical or physical phenomena involved, adequate protective equipment, and a "feeling" of confidence and personal security in doing the activity. If there appears to be ambiguity, lack of needed information or lack of clarity in the instructions, DON'T DO THE ACTIVITY. If there seems to be any element of danger or risk associated with doing a demonstration or experiment, DON'T DO THE ACTIVITY. No laboratory activity is important enough to warrant risking the safety of the teacher or of the students.
The authors, editors, and sponsoring agencies accept no moral or legal responsibility for injuries that may result from demonstrations or laboratory activities based on information in this book.
Teachers are encouraged to download and print all or any part of this Internet-based publication.
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