Article ID: CBB539838371

The Prototype of Mobile Laboratories for Chemical Education (2021)


Recently, mobile laboratories equipped with a variety of expensive equipment have been used in the world to perform laboratory work in schools. Mobile laboratories travel to various schools and demonstrate experiments to students and teachers. This article discusses the historical facts about the world’s first mobile chemistry laboratory, organized by V. N. Verkhovskiy. In 1921, despite difficult political circumstances and devastation in Russia Verkhovskiy organized the carriage-laboratory (“Wagon-laboratory”) and travelled to various schools in Petersburg province. The purpose of carriage-courses was to train provincial teachers in the technique and methodology of chemical experiment. The mobile chemistry laboratory was equipped and the simplest and most affordable instruments were developed for it. The authors claim that these trips to schools were the prototype of mobile chemistry laboratory that turns one hundred years old in 2021.

Citation URI

Similar Citations

Article W. H. Brock; (2017)
British School Chemistry Laboratories, 1830–1920 (/isis/citation/CBB701556562/)

Article Arthur Galamba; (2013)
Rómulo de Carvalho’s Humanistic Chemistry Syllabus in the 1948 Portuguese Liceal Reform (/isis/citation/CBB232039985/)

Article Brooks, Nathan M.; (2004)
Chemistry Laboratories in Russia, 1700-1917 (/isis/citation/CBB000501298/)

Article Livengood, Jonathan; (2009)
Why Was M. S. Tswett's Chromatographic Adsorption Analysis Rejected? (/isis/citation/CBB000931167/)

Article Arakawa, Hideo; (2003)
An Analysis of the Authors of the Science Textbooks for Secondary Schools in Prewar Japan (/isis/citation/CBB000600616/)

Article Byford, Andy; (2008)
Psychology at High School in Late Imperial Russia (1881--1917) (/isis/citation/CBB000760213/)

Article Frank, Tibor; (2012)
Teaching and Learning Science in Hungary, 1867--1945: Schools, Personalities, Influences (/isis/citation/CBB001220446/)

Book Marelene Rayner-Canham; Geoff Rayner-Canham; (2017)
A Chemical Passion: The Forgotten Story of Chemistry at British Independent Girls' Schools, 1820s–1930s (/isis/citation/CBB173420919/)

Book Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory; (1999)
History of women in the sciences: Readings from Isis (/isis/citation/CBB000110570/)

Thesis Shapiro, Adam R.; (2007)
Losing the Word: The Scopes Trial, Biology Textbooks and the Evolution ofBiblical Literalism (/isis/citation/CBB001560659/)

Article Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory; (2008)
“A Better Crop of Boys and Girls”: The School Gardening Movement, 1890--1920 (/isis/citation/CBB000760210/)

Article Wang, Quanlai; Cao, Shucun; (2004)
The Introduction to Bi Suan Shuxue's content (/isis/citation/CBB000401192/)

Article Vea Muniesa, Fernando; (2008)
Aportaciones al estudio de la segunda enseñanza en la II República en España (1931--1936) (/isis/citation/CBB000930398/)

Authors & Contributors
Simon, Josep
Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory
Cuenca-Lorente, Mar
Galamba, Arthur
Wang, Quanlai
Vea Muniesa, Fernando
Science and Education
History of Education Quarterly
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
University of Chicago Press
University of Chicago
Science education and teaching
Primary and secondary education
Winkelmann, Maria Margaretha
Venel, Gabriel François
Tswett, Mikjail Semenovich
Rouelle, Guillaume-François
Marcet, Jane
Macquer, Pierre Joseph
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
18th century
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
United States
Great Britain
St. Petersburg (Russia)

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment