The laboratory may exist to serve a number of objectives, but this discussion will be limited to its part in education. The planning of the laboratory with regard to the equipment used and the personnel necessary to operate it will vary a great deal depending upon the particular discipline which it will serve. Then, too, there are such influences as finances. Some people seem to have adequate financial resources while others may have to substitute ingenuity and perseverance for much of the equipment. The particular likes and dislikes of the individual teacher who is responsible for the organization and operation may cause some variation. A quick glance over the list of laboratory equipment for some half dozen areas of agriculture, which was recommended by a former NACTA Committee, indicates something of the range of equipment commonly used. (1) This wide range of specific items might suggest that this discussion be limited to problems common to several fields.



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