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From teachersdomain.org (Approved: begamatt), produced by NOVA
 
This interactive activity adapted from NOVA provides students a way to gain a more accurate understanding of how science is done. Two videos, which feature the work of renowned scientists Percy Julian and Judah Folkman, demonstrate that while scientists may use an orderly approach to learn new information and solve problems, they proceed along different paths in their quests. The link includes two videos.  The first video is about Julian Percy.  In the 1930s, chemist Julian Percy joined the race to synthesize a plant alkaloid called physostigmine from basic chemical building blocks.  As you watch the video, the link pairs up the various parts of the scientific process with his steps in the investigation.  The second video is about Dr. Judah Folkman, who conducted research about the growth of tumors.  Again, as you watch the video, the link will align the steps in the scientific method with the steps in his investigation.  Closed captioning is included on both videos. 
 
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