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Natural Science - Year II

Unit 54 Lab: Blackbox simulation of Rutherford's Experiment

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Unit 54 Lab: Black Box Analysis


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Unit 54 Laboratory Activity: Black Box

Goal: To gain an understanding of the logical data analysis involved in Rutherford's experiment

Materials:

Procedure:

  1. Bring up your browser. Read the rules of the game at the Wikipedia article on Black Box (game). Work through each example so that you understand it.
  2. Now bring up the online Black Box game website.
  3. Make at least five trials of the game, recording the game score and "evidence" after you score the game by taking a screen shot, like this one:

    Try to lower your score each time.

Report:

  1. Describe how you analyzed one situation as you worked through it. What mistakes did you make (if any)?