Let's investigate how the density of the trees affects the spread of a forest fire.
We will first generate some data using the model and then visualize it using another computational tool called CODAP.
Let's follow an experimental design that is described below:
Research Question: How does density of trees in a forest affect spread of a forest fire?
Hypothesis: As the density of trees in the forest increases, the percentage of forest burned will increase linearly. (That means, if density of trees doubles, the percentage of forest burned will also double)
Let's test our hypothesis using the model.
Change the values of density systematically. Record the value of 'percentage forest burned' in the data table. Make sure that you press 'setup' button every time you do a trial. Make sure to run each different value of density twice and finally, make sure you record values for each experimental trial.
CODAP will automatically plot the average of the two values that you will record.