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NPR Videos On Serendipity In Science

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When we study science in IB Theory of Knowledge, one of the ideas we consider is that not all scientific breakthroughs come through rigidly following the scientific method.

NPR recently did a short series of videos examining just this: “modern examples of serendipity in science – happy accidents/mistakes/coincidences from the last few years that have led to discoveries and insights.”

They’ll be useful in TOK class, and here they are:

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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