Black Box Activity

Handouts
Overview and Instructions -
Pattern Recognition and 1st Model Homework -
Model Testing and Proposed 2nd Test
Science Quotes -
PowerPoint on Atoms and Nature of Science -
(PDF version: )

Articles
Steven Pinker (New Republic, Aug 2013)
E. Wigner, "Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics" -
M. Schwartz, "Importance of Stupidity in Scientific Research" -
R. Feynman, "Atoms in Motion" -


- Full interview (approx 1 hour long)

Data
This year's data
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Purple Block:
Tan Block:

Older Results:
Last year
- Tan block:
- Orange block:

Two years ago:

Models

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Proposed 2nd Test for Black Box

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Tan -

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Results of 2nd Test

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Purple -

Excel spreadsheet version (Thanks to Ben G):


Due Dates for Assignments
Yellow Block
Tan Block
Purple Block
HW#1: Preliminary model (1 paragraph with diagram)
9/10
9/10
9/11
HW#2: Proposed 2nd Test (Purpose/Procedure)
9/11
9/12
9/12
Final Report (3-5 pages)
9/24
9/24
9/24