Tackling Experimental Design Concepts with Rubber Bands. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching
Understanding the principles of experimental design is pivotal for studying and doing science. Teaching undergraduates how to design experiments is a challenging task especially in freshmen and sophomore courses. Often students are taught how to do so at the crossroads of new biological content, new hands-on skills and introduction to scientific equipment. As a result their efforts typically focus on the technical aspects of the experiments rather than on the process of scientific inquiry itself. The exercise described here introduces key concepts of experimental design using rubber bands and can be easily executed on any level of instruction
Marintcheva, B. (2013) Tackling Experimental Design Concepts with Rubber Bands. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching: Proceedings of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE 2012), 34, 463-468.
Virtual Commons Citation
Marintcheva, Boriana (2013). Tackling Experimental Design Concepts with Rubber Bands. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching. In Biological Sciences Faculty Publications. Paper 42.
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