We are most accustomed to making observations directly with our eyes. Students therefore often find it conceptually challenging to comprehend the reasoning and logic used by scientists studying atoms that they cannot directly see. This activity allows the students to practice making logical inferences in an experiment with very similar principles to that of RutherfordÕs famous gold foil experiment.
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
An astrolabe illustrates how the sky looks at any given time of day and throughout the year. This is accomplished by drawing the sky (star patterns) on the astrolabe with moveable parts to adjust for... read more
Students are guided through a case study used to introduce the IOU inquiry process (making Inferences from Observations based on Understanding) used in Problem Based Learning (PBL). Opportunity for... read more