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Exp. 1 - Black Boxes

• Make multisensory observations of black boxes
• Develop conceptual models of black boxes based on evidence
• Communicate models through discussion and drawing
• Construct physical models to compare to conceptual models
• Modify & revise models based on additional evidence
• Use scientific thinking processes to conduct investigations and build explanations:  observing, communicating, comparing, organizing, & relating
black box - any system that cannot be directly observed and easily understood
model - representation that explains how something is built or how it works
Part 1 - Black Box Investigations
    Read Everyday Mysteries

Part 2 - Building Black Boxes
    Response Sheet - Black Boxes
    Read Scientists & Models

Part 3 - The Drought Stopper
    Read Life on Earth 150 Million Years Ago