Inside the Black Box

Kao, Yvonne S.; Cina, Anthony; Gimm, J. Aura
December 2006
Science Teacher;Dec2006, Vol. 73 Issue 9, p46
Academic Journal
The article describes a science experiment, called a "black box" activity, in which students use remote imaging and scanning probe microscopy to examine an unknown "mystery landscape" in a black box. Using the data that they collect from the scans, the students make a marshmallow model of what they believe is contained in the black box. This experiment can be used by teachers of chemistry or other physical science classes.


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