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Topic: Burn, baby, burn!
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Subject:   RE: Burn, baby, burn!
Author: Bethany Hudnutt
Date: Jul 1 2004
Actually, here is a detailed lesson that goes along with this activity:

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/lessons/fire.html

I've used it pretty successfully many times.

Let me know your thoughts.

Bethany

On Jun 30, 2004, tpowers wrote:

This applet of a CA (cellular automata) fire ripping through some
no-doubt-conserved forest will bring joy to the heart of even the most
apathetic student.  This is a great introduction to chaos and probability.

That said, there's no rigorous discussion here.  It's mainly a "cool, burning
stuff!" type of lesson.


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