Winning the Race with Data Logging and Statistics

Resource ID#: 128648 Type: Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Please sign in to access this resource


Not a Florida public school educator?

Access this resource
on CPALMS.com

General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators educators
Keywords: Racecar, Computing Data, test run, data logger, SCCA, Mod Squad garage, comparing sets of data, computer data logger, Rob Ippolito, Ippolito, Robert Lewis, racing, data analysis, compare center, compare variability
Instructional Component Type(s): Perspectives Video: Professional/Enthusiast

Aligned Standards

This vetted resource aligns to concepts or skills in these benchmarks.

Related Videos

Revolutionize Wing Design with Equations and Statistics

Brandon Reese, a PhD candidate in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, discusses the significance of both Bernoulli's equation and statistical analysis for the design of a "smart wing."

Statistics and Scientific Data

Hear this oceanography student float some ideas about how statistics are used in research.

Normal? Non-Normal Distributions & Oceanography

What does it mean to be normally distributed?  What do oceanographers do when the collected data is not normally distributed? 

Graphs Help Identify Cost-Effective Sea Turtle Conservation Strategies

This marine biologist discusses her use of graphical representations to help determine the most cost-effective management strategies for sea turtle conservation.

Mathematically Exploring the Wakulla Caves

The tide is high!  How can we statistically prove there is a relationship between the tides on the Gulf Coast and in a fresh water spring 20 miles from each other?

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Sampling Amphibian Populations to Study Human Impact on Wetlands

Ecologist Rebecca Means discusses the use of statistical sampling and comparative studies in field biology.

Smile Statistics

This quantitative measurement and statistics activity will allow you to save face.

Histograms Show Trends in Fisheries Data Over Time

NOAA Fishery management relies on histograms to show patterns and trends over time of fishery data.

Statistical Art: Four Words

Graphic designer and artist, Drexston Redway infuses statistics into his artwork to show population distribution and overlap of poverty and ethnicity in Tallahassee, FL.

Nestle Waters & Statistical Analysis

Hydrogeologist from Nestle Waters discusses the importance of statistical tests in monitoring sustainability and in maintaining consistent water quality in bottled water.

Birdsong Series: Statistical Analysis of Birdsong

Wei Wu discusses his statistical contributions to the Birdsong project which help to quantify the differences in the changes of the zebra finch's song.

Mathematically Modeling Eddy Shedding

COAPS oceanographer Dmitry Dukhovskoy describes the process used to mathematically model eddy shedding in the Gulf of Mexico.

Residuals and Laboratory Standards

Laws and regulations that affect the public are being formed based on data from a variety of laboratories. How can we be sure that the laboratories are all standardized?

Analyzing Wildlife Data Trends with Regression

Dr. Bill McShea from the Smithsonian Institution discusses how regression analysis helps in his research.

This video was created in collaboration with the Okaloosa County SCIENCE Partnership, including the Smithsonian Institution and Harvard University.

Oceanography & Math

A discussion describing ocean currents studied by a physical oceanographer and how math is involved. 

Statistical Inferences and Confidence Intervals

Florida State University Counseling Psychologist discusses how he uses confidence intervals to make inferences on college students' experiences on campus based on a sample of students.

Sampling Strategies for Ecology Research in the Intertidal Zone

Will Ryan describes methods for collecting multiple random samples of anemones in coastal marine environments.

Linear Regression for Analysis of Sea Anemone Data

Will Ryan describes how linear regression models contribute towards his research on sea anemones.

Determining Strengths of Shark Models based on Scatterplots and Regression

Chip Cotton, fishery biologist, discusses his use of mathematical regression modeling and how well the data fits his models based on  his deep sea shark research.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Slope and Deep Sea Sharks

Shark researcher, Chip Cotton, discusses the use of regression lines, slope, and determining the strength of the models he uses in his research.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Analyzing Antarctic Ice Sheet Movement to Understand Sea Level Changes

In this video, Eugene Domack explains how past Antarctic ice sheet movement rates allow us to understand sea level changes. Video funded by NSF grant #: OCE-1502753.

Download the CPALMS Perspectives video student note taking guide.

Assessment of Past and Present Rates of Sea Level Change

In this video, Brad Rosenheim describes how Louisiana sediment cores are used to estimate sea level changes over the last 10,000 years. Video funded by NSF grant #: OCE-1502753.

Birdsong Series: STEM Team Collaboration

Researchers Frank Johnson, Richard Bertram, Wei Wu, and Rick Hyson explore the necessity of scientific and mathematical collaboration in modern neuroscience, as it relates to their NSF research on birdsong.

Tree Rings Research to Inform Land Management Practices

In this video, fire ecologist Monica Rother describes tree ring research and applications for land management.

Related Resources

Other vetted resources related to this resource.