PERHAPS Section A does not discuss the question of science teaching in schools so often as Section B does, But the many teachers of science who listened to the address of the President (Prof. J. J. Thomson) on Thursday, must have heard with pleasure the testimony of so competent an authority that the teaching of physical science in schools has greatly improved in recent years. Very welcome, too, was his advice as to the importance of experimental work and method in teaching, and his warning as to the danger of trying to cover too much ground. The Section was favoured with the presence of physicists from various foreign countries, including Profs. Kohlrausch (Director of the Reichsanstalt), Lenard (Aachen), Bjerknes (Stockholm), J. E. Keeler (Pittsburgh) Max Wolf (Heidelberg), and Elster and Geitel (Wolfenbüttel). The mention of Prof. Lenard's name in the President's address was the signa for very hearty applause.
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Archive for History of Exact Sciences (1997)