Illustrations of Basic
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As with all CLEAPSS materials, members and associates are free to copy all or part of this material for use in their own establishments.
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E229 Illustrations of Basic Laboratory Equipment
CLEAPSS publications contain a large number of illustrations, some of which could be useful in the production of teaching materials in schools. Because the impact of posters and displays depends upon the quality with which they are reproduced, this publication has been released in digital form. Member schools can therefore print out copies directly using a suitable computer and printer, rather than relying on photocopying which will often degrade the quality of the original printout.
This collection of illustrations was developed in response to enquiries from member schools having a particular need for materials to support the teaching of science to pupils with learning difficulties. They recognised that some pupils needed visual reminders of items of basic laboratory equipment and the symbols used to represent them in conventional texts. However, there are numerous uses for such ‘clipart’ in mainstream situations.
Many of the illustrations have been taken from existing materials, enhanced and added to in order to produce a portfolio that includes most common items of laboratory equipment used in teaching science. It is intended that the illustrations could be used as A4-sized posters, as labels for storage units and occasionally for inclusion in pupils’ written accounts of their work. This implies that the illustrations need to be sized for these different purposes. The materials have been incorporated into a ‘Word for Windows’ file, since many schools have access to this word-processing software, and pictures can be easily scaled without losing quality in this application.
Scaling and modifying the materials
For those without much experience of scaling pictures in ‘Word’ the following steps are all that are required.
? Place the cursor over the picture area that you wish to scale and click once with the left
mouse button. A frame with 8 ‘handles’ will appear around the image.
? Move the cursor to one of the corners of the picture, when it will change in appearance
from Press and hold the left mouse button while dragging the corner to make the picture the size that you require. Do not use any of the other ‘handles’ unless you wish to change the proportions of the image!
Text can be altered by highlighting it and then changing the font size appropriately. ? ?
(NB. These are only thumbnails of the images and do not represent the quality of the images on page 6 onwards; they should not be used as the source of the material that you require.)
Pestle and mortar
Test tube rack
Symbolic representations of some items
Labels for Chemical (solid) image
These can be cut out and used to customise the Chemical (solid) image.
Test tube rack