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Tool: A Better Fire!
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Go to: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/fire2/index.html (opens a new window)
Description: See the chaos theory played out in forest fire simulations.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Shodor: Project Interactivate
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plans: Chaos
Fire!, Probability, and Chaos
Support Materials: Chaos Dialogue
Chaos is Everywhere Dialogue
Conditional Probability Discussion
Tools: Rabbits and Wolves
Directable Fire!!
Fire!!
Life
Courses: Math 5 Equivalent fractions, Writing percentages, Finding percentages, , Probability of event
Math 6 Equivalent fractions, Fractions <--> decimals, Finding percentages, Data analysis, Probability of event
Math 7 Equivalent fractions, Finding percentages, Percentage increase/decrease, Data analysis, Data collection, Sample size, Variance & range, Probability of event, Independent events, Making predictions, Simulations
Probability & Statistics Designing Experiments, Simulating Experiments, Randomness, Probability Models

Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: KP2u2, Jun 29 2009 03:24:50:977PM
Appropriate for: advanced investigations
Ability to meet my goals: Very Ineffective
Recommended for:
Probability & Statistics: Probability, Inference
Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience)
Reviewer: daffyduck, Aug 26 2004 05:39:42:633AM
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings
Ability to meet my goals: Effective
Recommended for:
Math 5: Fractions, Percentages, Ratio and proportion, Measurement, Probability
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  Becky444
Comment:Easy to use tool that could definitely generate classroom discussion.