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Paper: Using Magic to Teach Science
Volume: 431, Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future
Page: 166
Authors: Kohlmiller, P.
Abstract: One of the key concepts in science is reproducibility. A key concept of magic is almost the exact opposite: perform a demonstration in such a way that the audience cannot tell how it is done. By showing examples of each in the classroom, the students get a clear understanding of the difference between science and magic. As a side benefit, some insight into how science is done is communicated in an engaging manner.
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