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In the junior high plastics course this writer. teaches, the students display more interest in the manipulative activities of the laboratory than in the sit-down classroom activities. The results of this tend to be a once-over-lightly treatment of the technical aspects of plastics and more hands on craft type activities in the laboratory. To bring more balance to the program, an activity needs to be devised which will have more industrial relevance. Such an activity should allow the students a certain amount of freedom and still provide them with technical information and acquaint them with the properties of various plastics. Such a program could be devised as a result of this study. The program would provide the students with manipulative activities in examining and testing plastics and provide more of an industrial approach in under;.. standing plastics and determining why some polymers are more practical than others for certain job applications.

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Master of Arts


Department of Industrial Technology


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