Black Box - Scientfic Method Activity

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Name _________________________________ Period ________ Date ________ Biology CPA BLACK BOX Students shake, rattle, and roll these “Black Boxes” to try to determine the insides.. but no peeking. EVER!! THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE ACTIVITY The term “black box” refers to any object with hidden inner workings. Investigators can explore behavior, but cannot determine exact details of the objects’ inside. In science, narrowing the possibilities and agreeing on the best explanation is what it is all about. Having an “answer” is not always possible, given available data, tools, and techniques. Scientists discuss observations and together determine the best explanation. The “answer” may change from time to time with the discovery of new tools that give further data. Black boxes model the process used to understand actual “black boxes” in sciences (i.e.- planet Earth, an atom). We cannot just slice the Earth or an atom in half to see if we are correct about its internal structure.
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