Jim Stone and a couple of his buddies are committing science at Central High School. There are all kinds of impressive computations and chemical formulas scrawled on the chalkboard. Jim appears to be singeing the hair on his arm with the flame of a Bunsen burner.
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Working the slide rule
Jim uses his slide rule to calculate the number of hairs burned off his arm in the previous photo.
By the way I looked up “slide rule” to see if it was one word or two and discovered that slide rules (two words, by the way) were pretty much killed off by the electronic scientific calculator by 1974.
I love the Kilroy Was Here face on the bottom left of the board behind Jim.