Science and Engineering

Harkema, Jennifer; Jadrich, James; Bruxvoort, Crystal
December 2009
Science Teacher;Dec2009, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p27
Academic Journal
The article explores the misconception that the purpose of scientific experimentation is to achieve a prescribed outcome. The differences between science and engineering experimentation are discussed. Several recommendations are presented on how teachers can better portray the true nature of scientific experimentation to students. An illustration is also presented that depicts popular media's portrayal of scientists and engineers.


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