Article ID: CBB539838371

The Prototype of Mobile Laboratories for Chemical Education (2021)

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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.

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Authors & Contributors
Simon, Josep
Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory
Cuenca-Lorente, Mar
Galamba, Arthur
Wang, Quanlai
Vea Muniesa, Fernando
Journals
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)
Publishers
UCL IOE Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Chicago
Concepts
Science education and teaching
Primary and secondary education
Chemistry
Physics
Textbooks
Mathematics
People
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)
Places
United States
Spain
Russia
France
Great Britain
St. Petersburg (Russia)
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