ERIC Number: ED371950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Black Box Activities for Grades Seven-Nine Science Programs and Beyond. A Supplement for Science 1, 2, &3.
Schlenker, Richard M., Comp.
Many times science does not provide us with exact descriptions of phenomena or answers to questions but only allows us to make educated guesses. Black box activities encourage this method of scientific thinking because the activity is performed inside a sealed container requiring the students to hypothesize on the contents and operation of the activity. This collection of hands-on activities was developed by inservice teachers employed by the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Pacific Region and were designed to help students achieve these realizations. The activities included are as follows: (1) "The Mystery Box"; (2) "A Black Box"; (3) "Black Box Activity a Project in Inferring"; (4) Black Box Creating Your Own Constellations"; (5) "Black Box Shadows"; (6) Black Box Activity Electrical Circuits"; (7) "Black Box Grades 6-9"; (7) "Ways of Knowing-Activity 2 The Black Box"; (8) "Black Box Experiment"; (9) "The Hands Down Method of Random Sampling of Icebergs for Polar Bears and Ice Holes. A Black Box Activity"; (10) "Black Box Materials Identification"; and (11) "Milk Carton Madness." Each activity contains an overview, purpose, objectives, procedures, brief discussion of the results obtained in the classroom, and additional suggestions for classroom use. (ZWH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC. Pacific Region.