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STATE NORMAL SCHOOL, BRIDGEWATER.

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Science.

General Science

Applied science.

1.

Mr. Shaw.

Thirteen weeks, three periods a week, including work in

First year.

the laboratories.

A

study

is

made

of the following subjects:

human

terpretation of nature and of

operations needed for the in-

chemistry of air, with special combustion, tarnishing and rusting, fermentation and decay; nitrogen, fertilizers and explosives; carbon dioxide in relation to plants and animals; the need of ventilation; flame and fuel, how to start, control and extinguish fire; uses of a chimney; ventilation; characteristics of a good fuel; water, simple tests for the purity of drinking water; location, protection and ventilation of wells; acids and alkalies, relation to each attention

to

industries;

respiration,

common

other;

Gardening

metals.

1

and

The aim

Stearns. Twenty-six weeks each year (necessarily fall term), two periods a week.

Air.

2.

and second years. cluding one spring and one First

in-

and cultivate a a study of seed testing; plant structure and physiology; propagation from seeds, cuttings, bulbs and roots; control of harmful insects and weeds. of this course

vegetable garden.

Second year.

is

to prepare students to plan, plant

It includes

Supervision of

home and

school gardens.

1 and 2. Ecology. Miss McCoy. Twenty-six weeks, two periods a week.

Nature Study First year.

These courses aim to reawaken an interest in nature, and to develop a firsthand acquaintance with her forms. They include a seasonal study of such plants and animals as are related to gardening and to the child's life.

Nature Study

3.

Correlation.

Miss McCoy.

Thirteen weeks, two periods a week.

Second year.

This course aims to suggest how nature materials may be collected and organized to augment the teaching of reading, geography and other subjects in the elementary curriculum. Plants and animals of economic importance

may **

be studied at

Geography

1.

hand.

Physiography.

Mr. Shaw.

Thirteen weeks, three periods a week, in the laboratory.

First year.

The

first

arranged so as to give an orderly study of typical material in by reading and excursions to gravel hill, clay pit, ledge, quarry, foundry, and mill. The course includes: (1) practical study of common useful minerals and rocks; (2) effects of heat and chemicals upon minerals, with reference to the simple study of specimens in all stages industries (3) decay of minerals, course

is

the laboratory, supplemented

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Bridgewater State Normal School. Massachusetts. 1923 [Catalogue]  

Catalog of the State Normal School at Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 1923.