Education Technology

Burning Volumes

Published on 06/06/2005

Activity Overview

An analysis of how the volume of various jars impacts the burning time of candles. Data collected will be used to explore modeling, line fitting and linear regression using graphing calculators.

Before the Activity

If you are using the TI-Navigator System with the TI-73 you will need the attached .pdf file.
Gather materials. See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity. Print student worksheet.

During the Activity

An analysis of how the volume of various jars impacts the burning time of candles. Data collected will be used to explore modeling, line fitting and linear regression using graphing calculators. See above PDF file for detailed teacher/student notes.

After the Activity

Send Learning Check document to students via TI Navigator as a post assessment.