There is no fool proof way to do science and come to a conclusion, science in its nature is complex, so perseverance is necessary.
Created by Sachi Rai
Mr. Miller Physics C AP 4B
Feynmans first guess was that something went wrong with the engine, he was wrong.
Trial is held to prosecute those who failed to prevent the explosion shows how science causes real life consequences.
Feynman never gave up, both in looking for his solution, and sticking to his solution once he discovered it.
Science is reliable, but also tentative, which means that although you can count on it you also have to be open to ideas and think outside the box, which is how Feyman was able to eventually come to the correct conclusion.
Communication is necessary and didn't occur between the engineers and NASA managers which is part of what caused the whole disaster in the first place.
Reagan creates Presidential Commission to investigate what went wrong
Feynman questions everything and although his first guess is wrong
He perseveres and later discovers the O-rings were too cold
Failure is good
Science and life
Only 73 seconds after lift off the Challenger exploded, killing everyone inside.
The Challenger was launched Jan. 28th, 1986 in Florida carrying 7 astronauts, including a teacher.
The Nature of Science
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts"-Richard Feynman
Feynman strongly believe that science should be based on observation and the normal working of the mind rather then a step by step process, and urged curiosity, openness, communication, and skepticism.
The Challenger Background
Aspect of Challenger Investigation
Connection to Science Habit of Mind
Science isn't easy
Please give me a good grade
Habits of Mind
Feynman and other famous scientist put on commission
http://www.history.com/topics/challenger-disaster http://www.helpfultechnology.com/ http://www.clipartbest.com/spaceship-cartoon http://www.clipartbest.com/search?q=explosion+cartoon http://blog.iandavis.com/2012/07/feynman-on-science/
Overall, the basic habits of human mind and their relationship with science greatly affected both the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle and the trial that followed the disaster.