- How are models used by scientists? What can models do?
- Give some examples of models used by scientists?
- Why might scientists want to make a model of the face of a person from a skull?
After the quiz, we analyzed the data the students collected from each other about bone lengths and how they compare to their height.
They have been introduced to the ideas of "best line of fit" in a scatter plot of their data. In addition, we talked about r-values and what they can tell us about the data. For tomorrow, they must fill in a mysterious person's approximate height in cm by using their ulna length (x=26cm), and plugging into the "best line of fit" formula for the ulna y=2.73X + 96. We will go over this and the readings in class tomorrow. Plus, I hope to start another experiment.
For tomorrow (8-30-13), complete the ulna vs. height equation above, finish reading p. 25-26 and complete the online Chapter 1, Section 3 quiz (link below) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Section 3 Self-Check Quiz