Saturday, 30 May 2009

RULES OF THE LABORATORY

  • If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.

  • When you don't know what you're doing, do it neatly.

  • Experiments must be reproducible; they should fail the same way each time.

  • First draw your curves, and then plot your data.

  • Experience is directly proportional to equipment ruined.

  • Always keep a record of your data. It indicates that you have been working.

  • If you can't get the answer in the usual manner, start at the answer and derive the question.

  • Team work is essential, it allows you to blame someone else.

  • All unmarked beakers contain fast-acting, extremely toxic poisons.

  • No experiment is a complete failure. At least it can serve as a negative example.

...I think that sums up high school Science labs pretty well. :3

1 comment:

Muse of Randomness said...

I think those are the most explanatory lab rules ever. I wonder if they apply here too...