What's Inside? An activity on experiment, hypotheses, and inference
Students learn about the nature of science by experimenting with little black boxes containing a steel ball as a probe of the interior structure of the box. Students make testable hypotheses, text them and modify them, and compare with results found by other students. Further descriptions and activity sheets are attached.
- None beyond a better understanding of the nature of science.
Process of Science Goals
- Scientific method
Context for Use
Description and Teaching Materials
- Ob-Scertainer® A Better Black Box (Microsoft Word 51kB Jun17 09)
- Student Activity Sheet (Microsoft Word 26kB Jun17 09)
- Box patterns (Microsoft Word 36kB Jun17 09)