Like many physics teachers, I love to have my students spend time working in the laboratory. There is often no better way to test an idea about how the physical world works than to actually set up an experiment and see if the idea can be ruled out or not. This process is an authentic representation of the scientific method, which can take a winding and unpredictable path rather than a clean step-by-step recipe that students want to believe science follows.
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FOR THE NEW TEACHER| November 01 2014
Andrew Morrison; From cookbooks to single sentences: The evolution of my labs. Phys. Teach. 1 November 2014; 52 (8): 505–506. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4897597
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