Integrating interactive computer simulations into K-12 earth and environmental science

Michelle Zhu, Nicole Panorkou, Pankaj Lal, Sowmith Etikyala, Erell Germia, Pricilla Iranah, Bharath Samanthula, Debasmita Basu

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Abstract

This paper discusses our work in progress aiming to explore how computer simulations can be integrated into the K-12 curriculum of Earth and Environmental science. Several interactive simulations using Netlogo, a multi-agent modeling environment, and Scratch, a visual programming software are being developed with steerable parameters and the corresponding output plots for students to manipulate and interpret the results, respectively. Here, we present two simulations we designed on water cycle and discuss how these may help students learn about the distribution of water and its continuous move in the ecosystem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISEC 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages220-223
Number of pages4
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781538633090
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Apr 2018
Event8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2018 - Princeton, United States
Duration: 10 Mar 2018 → …

Other

Other8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period10/03/18 → …

Keywords

  • Computer Simulations
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Netlogo
  • Scratch

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    Zhu, M., Panorkou, N., Lal, P., Etikyala, S., Germia, E., Iranah, P., Samanthula, B., & Basu, D. (2018). Integrating interactive computer simulations into K-12 earth and environmental science. In ISEC 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (Vol. 2018-January, pp. 220-223). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISECon.2018.8340488