School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 7

School; A Monthly Record of Educational Thought and Progress Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...use. They also prepare certain of the polytechnic accounts, e.g., for timber, iron, paper, books, &c., and are taught to measure and check invoice on receipt of goods, being thus brought into direct contact with current business. (3) Composition or essay upon some previous lesson, to be illustrated wherever possible with the pupil's own sketches. (4) Commercial geography. If the general geography of the pupils is found to be deficient, they have a short preparatory course, and then proceed to the study of commercial products, metals and minerals, the geography of their own locality, county, country, the colonies; commercial towns, imports, and exports, means of transport, trade routes, railways, rivers and canals. (5) Nature and properties of materials. Timber, its growth and structure, natural defects, destructive agencies, classification of hard and soft woods. Timber generally used for particular purposes. Timber--marks employed in different countries. Timber measures, weights, and strengths. Timber conversion. Seasoning, natural process, water process, hot air (dessication) preservation by painting, oiling, tarring, chariing and creosoting. Iron, iron ores and their reduction, cast iron and casting. Main varieties of iron--wrought iron, steel, cast steel, mild steel. Tests for iron and steel. (6) Alloys, brass and bronze, pewter and compositi u Stone, classification, general structure, natural bed, weathering, characteristics of building stone, igneous, aqueous, metamorphic. Sandstones, limestones, slates, granites. (7) General elementary exper mental scie 0: . This subject is studied in two sections: (a) physical; (b) chemical, both being treated experimentally and in as elementary a manner as possible. Appended are more

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  • United States
  • English
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