Type:

Interactive, Other

Description:

Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos. Includes activities for running several data trials and recording the results in tables and graphs to determine the probability of percentage of homes burned based on where the fire was started.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Mathematics > Data Analysis & Probability
  • Mathematics > Estimation
  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

forest fires data analysis data trials agent modeling chaos decimals events experimental probability outcomes percentages percents proportion simulation squares theoretical probability variance

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.8.2.D: Science

construct tables and graphs, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify patterns; and
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