Focusing Labs on the Nature of Science

by: Alan Colburn

After learning about the scientific method, students are often left with mistaken impressions about how scientists work. This article seeks to give students a better understanding of the nature of science through laboratory work. Open-ended exercises in chromatography and mystery powders are included.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2004Stock # tst04_071_09_32Volume 071Issue 09

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