The demonstrations themselves are divided into seven sections:
- A brief description
gives a succinct overview of the demonstration.
- A list of materials
carefully itemizes everything you need to perform the demonstration,
including chemicals, laboratory equipment, and other supplies.
- The procedure
section provides step-by step instructions for preparation
and presentation of the demonstration.
- The hazards
section details the specific potential dangers of every
hazardous chemical used in the demonstration and, where
appropriate, additional potential hazards associated with
- The disposal
section provides information about discarding or storing
the chemicals used in each demonstration.
- The valuable
discussion section for each demonstration provides, often
in considerable detail, the chemical phenomena and principles
illustrated by each demonstration. If includes appropriate
chemical equations and quantitative data. These analyses
enhance the book's usefulness by facilitating the teacher's
explanations of the phenomena that occur in the demonstrations.
- A list of references
details sources of additional information.
The series is also
being translated into Japanese and other languages.