The tool you will use for this is called a pseudorandom number generator, which creates almost-random numbers on a computer.
As you roll a standard six-sided die, you know each number from 1–6 has an equal chance, or probability, to land on top; but you cannot predict which exact number it will be on your roll. So how can you generate a sample of random numbers by using a perfectly logical machine like a computer?*Note: This is an abbreviated Project Idea, without notes to start your background research, a specific list of materials, or a procedure for how to do the experiment.You can identify abbreviated Project Ideas by the asterisk at the end of the title.Geoscientists seek to better understand our planet, and to discover natural resources, like water, minerals, and petroleum oil, which are used in everything from shoes, fabrics, roads, roofs, and lotions to fertilizers, food packaging, ink, and CD's.
The work of geoscientists affects everyone and everything.
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