Did scientists ever err?

Raghavan, Neeraja (2009) Did scientists ever err? Learning Curve (12). pp. 39-40.

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Abstract

It is said that while testing the right material for the filament of the bulb, Thomas Edison had to try thousands of different filaments to select the right materials to glow well and be long-lasting. Eventually, he hit upon the right one. When asked by a news reporter how it felt to fail thousands of times before he finally succeeded, he replied: “I did not fail even once! My experiment simply had thousands of steps.” With examples like the above serving as a launch pad, the teacher can move on to exciting classroom processes, which will undoubtedly provide rich learning experiences for both the teacher as well as the taught.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Foundation Publications
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2018 15:45
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2018 15:45
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/679
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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