A Black Box Activity

Mystery Tube© Connections to A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

Dimension 1: Scientific and Engineering Practices

1. Asking questions and defining problems
2. Developing and using models
3. Planning and carrying out investigations
4. Analyzing and interpreting data
5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
6. Constructing explanations and designing solutions
7. Engaging in argument from evidence
8. Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information

Dimension 2: Cross Cutting Concepts

2. Cause and effect: mechanism and explanation
3. Scale, proportion and quantity
4. Systems and system models
6. Structure and function

Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas

PS2: Motion and stability: Forces and interactions
ETS1: Engineering design

 

*The NSTA Reader’s Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, National Research Council (NRC), 2011. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.