A Senior High School Chemistry Laboratory Class Observed by University Students

  • Kamitani, Sachiyo ;
  • Arai, Yuka ;
  • Konishi, Yuki ;
  • Nakanishi, Shinsuke ;
  • Oshima, Takuya ;
  • Yamaguchi, Junko ;
  • Ishii, Arisa ;
  • Minagawa, Keiji ;
  • Yasuzawa, Mikito
  • Received : 2009.12.04
  • Accepted : 2010.11.05
  • Published : 2010.11.30


Upon request from the Tokushima Prefectural Senior High School of Science and Technology, two faculty staff members and eight students of The University of Tokushima visited the high school and set up a chemistry laboratory class for 59 students. Since the participating senior high school students were freshmen, four simple, safe and visual experiments were selected: 1) Water purification, 2) Surface modification, 3) Briggs-Rauscher reaction, and 4) Polymer synthesis and characterization. All experiments received a favorable reception as a follow-up questionnaire verified. Since the high school students enjoyed the experiments it is hoped that the results will strengthen the students' interest in chemistry. It was good opportunity for the observers; they recognized the difficulty of teaching students.


Chemistry laboratory class;Teaching assistance;Senior high school chemistry education;Teaching experience


  1. Yasuzawai M., et al. (2010), Production of Chemistry Laboratory Class for Senior High School Freshmen, Journal of Engineering Education Research Vol. 13, No. 5, Special Edition 2010.11.