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Clettenberg, Joseph E.

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M.S. (Master of Science)

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Department of Biological Sciences


Laboratories--Planning; Laboratories--Furniture; equipment; etc; Biology--Study and teaching


The science teacher quite often will hear complaints by students that they don’t enjoy their laboratory work, and dread the laboratory day. This reluctant attitude is often induced by the teaching method and the subject matter presented, but is just as often the result of poor room environment. To get maximum value from any science course* the room must provide a well-arranged scientific atmosphere. In order for this to be accomplished, the science room must be properly planned. The purpose of this paper is to consider the factors necessary for a well-planned biology department for the Rochelle Township High School; a room which will take cognizance of the changing trends In teaching methods* and which will meet the educational requirements of a 750 student enrollment. The data for this problem have been collected through personal interviews, building plans outlined ty the administrator, school visitation, library references from source material, analysis of the architectural specifications, and the historical experiences of the Rochelle biological science department.


Includes bibliographical references.


28 pages




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