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Misconceptions!!!

As Albert Einstein once said, “The greatest scientists are artists as well.” The work a scientist does in a laboratory is obviously quite different from the work an artist does in a studio, yet the premise is quite the same. In the scientific environment, a person is questioning. He or she is questioning what they do not understand in the natural world. Many people in the world believe that the work of scientists requires very little creativity or imagination, yet that is the whole basis of experimentation in the scientific community. When a scientist conducts an experiment, they are not looking for a yes or no answer to a question and when an experiment is conducting a scientist is not looking for an answer that they will be able to memorize. Instead, when an experiment is conducting a scientist or group of scientists are on a quest to better understand the natural world.

Teachers often have students self-design their own labs in order to foster creativity in the classroom. By having…