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Title: Earthquakes and the Poisson Distribution
Url: http://www.ciese.org/pathways/rwlo/rwlos/9895/Earthquakes%20-%20Poiss...
Creator: Ottman, Darla
Publisher: Real World Learning Objects (RWLO)
Stevens Institute of Technology
Description: This activity, from the Real World Learning Objects Resource Library, teaches students to "collect data from the U.S. Geological Survey website, construct a frequency distribution and histogram, calculate descriptive statistics, and find Poisson probabilities." This site explains the 50-minute activity, complete with learning goals, step-by-step classroom procedures, materials, assessment activities, and resources for further information. The "Content Material" section contains directions for students and links to further information to help students understand the Poisson distribution. Combining math and science principles, this is an excellent ready-to-use and easy-to-adapt resource for educators in the statistics classroom.
LC Classification: Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology
Science -- Geology -- Dynamic and structural geology -- Volcanoes and earthquakes -- Earthquakes. Seismology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Statistical methods
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Distributions. Characteristic functions
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Probabilities -- Study and teaching. Research -- Problems, exercises, examinations
Science -- Mathematics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Special teaching methods and aids -- Other methods, A-Z -- Electronic spreadsheets
GEM Subject: Science
Mathematics
Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Science -- Earth science
Mathematics -- Applied mathematics
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concept: Geology -- Earthquakes
Mathematics -- Frequency distributions
Mathematics -- Probability
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Overviews
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Test Manuals
Worksheets
Format: doc
html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2008-01-28 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-12-15 09:37:56 (W3C-DTF)
Source: Scout Staff  Scout Staff
Full Record Views: 38
Resource URL Clicks: 9
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