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Predicting Metabolic Rates of Astronauts

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will visually estimate correlation.


In this lesson, students will:

  • visually estimate correlations
  • adjust weight in a weighted average to visually determine a curve of best fit for estimating metabolic rates
  • find the sum of the squares of the difference between student estimates and NASA estimates of metabolic rates
  • use the sums of squares to determine which students' estimates are closest to NASA's estimates