Bioscience

No test tubes? Debate on virtual science classes (NY Times article)

October 20, 2006

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Sam Dillon, New York Times] — When the Internet was just beginning to shake up American education, a chemistry professor photographed thousands of test tubes holding molecular solutions and, working with video game designers, created a simulated laboratory that allowed students to mix chemicals in virtual beakers and watch the reactions. In the years since, that virtual chemistry laboratory