Education Technology

Cooking the Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Published on 12/20/2005

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will analyze data using Newton's Law of Heating and an exponential equation. Asks students to make connections between Newton's Law of Heating and the exponential equation.

Before the Activity

Students should be familiar with finding regressions on the calculator, and should also have some background knowledge of exponential functions.

During the Activity

While students begin work on the activity sheet, the teacher should send the lists to students via TI-Navigator. (If not using TI-Navigator, students may work through the entire activity.) Note that there are two versions of the worksheet, one for TI-Navigator and one for regular classroom use.

After the Activity

Have the students write up their Turkey Data Lab on TI-interactive.