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.
|Title of host publication
|ISEC 2018 - Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
|Number of pages
|Published - 17 Apr 2018
|8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2018 - Princeton, United States
Duration: 10 Mar 2018 → …
|8th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference, ISEC 2018
|10/03/18 → …
- Computer Simulations
- Earth and Environmental Science