Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Control Chart Project part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
This is a short assignment that asks students to find some data related to sustainability and determine whether the mean of that data set is statistically stable, and whether the process being measured is in control or out of control. It is often used for quality control in a production process, but in this activity, it is used to see if an ecosystem process is stable and healthy or disrupted (out of control.)
Solar panel statistical tests part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
In this activity, students will use t-tests and Anova tests to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference in the number of watts of power produced on individual solar panels situated at Bryn Mawr College. A data set is provided, though students will be encouraged to collect their own data at the Bryn Mawr website.