Laboratory experimentation in almost all science disciplines is key to model building, scientific progress and advances in various fields of technology. An AUC science student should be equipped with the necessary knowledge to set up an experiment, interpret the data and place the findings within the context of the related sciences discipline(s). In other words, students should explore and develop the characteristics of an experimental research-process by doing experiments.
All Science Laboratory Courses are connected to related 100 or 200-level disciplinary courses in order to set the necessary foundation for the experimental approach.
A typical AUC Science Laboratory Course consists of the following components:
Students should become familiar with the literature related to the discipline of the experiment,
Formulate a research question/hypothesis,
Design an experimental procedure (taking into consideration safety
Execute the lab experiment,
Document the experiment (that lab report),
Evaluate the experimental data (including statistical analysis and
Analyze the results (model building), placing the findings in context of