This is an interactive activity where students burn a simulated forest and adjust the probability that the fire spreads from one tree to the other. The site allows students to explore the idea of chaos in a simulation of a realistic scenario. The site also includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions. The students will make inferences and justify conclusions from sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3103.5.3
Use data and statistical thinking to draw inferences, make predictions, justify conclusions and identify and explain misleading uses of data.
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