Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lab with Only Visual Instructions

Just before a recent class, I hastily decided to try a different sort of lab with some students. I gave them each a long wooden stick, a paper ruler, two paper clips, and the following "instructions." (Thanks, xkcd!) No written or verbal instructions were given yet they all figured out exactly what to do. Can you?

Lab "Instructions" - Side A

Lab "Instructions" - Side B