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What was it like to imagine the nature of the atom? How difficult is it to produce a model of something that can’t be seen? The Think Tube allows students to appreciate the challenges associated with understanding things we can’t see, such as atoms. As the instructor performs a series of simple manipulations with the Think Tube, students record their observations and later develop a hypothesis to explain the construction and inner workings fo the tube.

Concepts

  • Scientific Method
  • Models
  • Hypothesis
  • Observations
  • Discrepant Events