In Class Sept. 20th: Scientific Inquiry in the Media

jh_boredbrilliant_AA_colormind_Marquee2Mindfulness is so 2014. Boredom is where it’s at in 2015.

To familiarize ourselves with elements of scientific inquiry, we’ll consider the stories below. As you listen to the audio, try to note the following:

– What’s the hypothesis? Is it falsifiable?
– What are or should be the controls?
– What are the independent and dependent variables?
– Are any properties of life involved?

A. “Pump Up The Bass, Feel Like A Boss” from The All Things Considered 

B. Studio 360’s Science and Creativity episode “WANT TO BE CREATIVE? TRY GETTING BORED

1. Start to 5:03
2. 7:30 to the end

C. WNYC’s New Tech City episode “Bored and Brilliant Challenge 2: Photo Free Day“.

If time permits, we’ll wrap up by talking about “Eating Cheese Can Alter Your Dreams” from The All Things Considered together.


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