# Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples

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Salmon Smolt: Stella PC and Mac part of Examples

The Stella Smolts Migration Model focuses on the spring migration of hatchery smolts to the ocean. It may be used to test the relative merits of barging fish or drawing down the reservoirs to help the smolts reach the ocean.

Sun Path: Interactive On-line Mac or PC part of Examples

Students use SunPath in the yearly mode to investigate seasonal changes in sunrise, sunset, length of day and sun altitude at their own latitude. JAVA activity for Mac or PC.

Sea Floor Spreading I part of Examples

In this introductory Excel tutorial (Activity I) students use Excel to explore the geodynamics model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. For students with no prior Excel experience.

Sea Floor Spreading II part of Examples

Students import ocean bathymetry data from text files, they then use Excel to graph these observations along with model prediction to assess the model's ability to simulated the observed topographic features of the North Atlantic.

Planck Radiation Laws: Excel; Mac or PC part of Examples

Students use an existing Excel workbook to investigate how spectral irradiance from a blackbody radiator depends on temperature, Excel Mac or PC

Wave Superposition: Interactive On-line Mac and PC part of Examples

An Interactive JAVA environment to allow one to look at the linear superposition of up to 4 ocean waves

Investigating Projectile Motion: Predicting Point of Impact part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection

Students will understand that projectile motion is a result of two independent motions, horizontal and vertical by reading, problem-solving, and experimentation.

Trends in Alkane Boiling Points part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection

This activity is an investigation into the relationship between alkane length and boiling points. Students develop a mathematical model of this relationship and use it to make predictions and error analysis.

Marshmallow Models part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection

This activity will take complex molecules and polyatomic ions the students have learned and construct them out of marshmallows and redhots. This develops understanding in VESPR structures and hybrid molecules.

Statistical Analysis of Lincoln part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection

Students will statistically analyze data gathered in reference to the Abraham Lincoln penny.