In this lesson, students will explore data collection using the temperature probe sensor and perform statistical analysis of the data. Students will use a scientific method of inquiry to plan an investigation to determine which coffee mug is the best. This activity is meant to allow students to use a variety of skills they have acquired throughout a statistics unit in a problem based STEM challenge. Due to the multiple skills there are many standards that are covered.
There are two options for this lab. The first student handout is for students at an average high school statistics level (Algebra 1) and will allow for standard deviation and graphical analyses of the data. The second option is for advanced students that have been exposed to hypothesis testing of claims (Algebra 2 or AP Stats).
Grade Level(s): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Keywords: hypothesis testing, standard deviation, temperature probe, statistics, claim, STEM
2 options (regular and higher level students)
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Source and Access Information
Name of Author/Source: Carrie Meyers
District/Organization of Contributor(s): Florida State University
Access Privileges: Public
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