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Think Like a Scientist: Vulcan and the Power of Ideas

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MIT professor Tom Levenson retells the amazing history of planet Vulcan. It is a story that reveals how the power of an idea can shape the currents of thought, and sometimes, lead researchers down the wrong path. Meanwhile, Harvard experimental particle physicist Melissa Franklin reflects on how the lessons from Vulcan apply to research today and how, in the end, science manages to get things right. Part of the "Think Like a Scientist" series.

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Think Like a Scientist
Episode 1
8 minutes
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Think Like a Scientist
Episode 2
7 minutes
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Episode 3
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Episode 4
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Episode 5
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