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This course stresses hands-on laboratory experiments with emphasis on lab safety. All of the experiments conducted in the laboratory require collaboration with other students (typically with a partner). Following each experiment, a debrief session is conducted. This is typically conducted in larger groups or as an entire class to share results with others and to aid in interpreting the data properly. Additionally, each lab is required to have a formal write-up presenting materials, procedure, data/analysis, and conclusion. The students are required to neatly organize data and manipulate it using word processing and spreadsheet programs.