Integrating Interactive Computer Simulations Into K-12 Earth and Environmental Science
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.
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Zhu, Michelle; Panorkou, Nicole; Lal, Pankaj; Etikyala, Sowmith; Germia, Erell; Iranah, Pricilla; Samanthula, Bharath Kumar; and Basu, Debasmita, "Integrating Interactive Computer Simulations Into K-12 Earth and Environmental Science" (2018). Department of Computer Science Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 344.