Education Technology

A Wet Welcome

Published on 08/25/2010

Activity Overview

Students conduct an experiment that will determine how many gallons of water leaked from a pipe.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students investigate a water leak by pouring water into a cup with a hole in the bottom. They record the level of the water in the cylinder, which catches the water passing through the cup, every ten seconds.

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    Students will enter their data into two lists and create a scatter plot. Using the LinReg command, students will add a linear regression line to their plots.

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    On the worksheet, students will describe the shape of the graph and use the regression equation to determine how much water leaked over several days.