Education: Another Exhibit

The U.S. could add one more exhibit this week to the evidence that Russia's educational system is backed by rare imagination and ingenuity. On view at the joint annual meeting of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers in Manhattan were 24 new gadgets to aid science teaching -a projector, voltage regulator, a machine for demonstrating wave motion, an optical splitter, an armillary sphere -all ingeniously designed for mass production and priced for sale in the U.S. at levels far below competing American models.

American scientists who have seen the aids call them excellent. Says Harvard's famed Physicist...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!