Module 1 Lesson 1 - Introduction to Complex Adaptive Systems and Computer Modeling and Simulation

Posted October 31, 2019 by wellina

Slide Deck

Teaching Summary

Getting Started 10 minutes

  1. Pre-test / assessment (optional short survey to assess existing knowledge)

Activity #1: Turn and Walk 25 minutes (New Learning)

  1. Participatory Simulation
  2. Computer model, teacher-led demonstration
  3. Correspondence between real-world and virtual world
  4. Under the hood: parts of a StarLogo Nova computer model [model link]

Activity #2: Introduction to Complex Adaptive Systems 10 minutes (New Learning)

  1. Video “Introduction to Complex Systems” [video link]
  2. Characteristics of complex adaptive systems
  3. Review Game - Complex or Complicated?

Wrap-Up 5 minutes (Reflection)

  1. What are computer models good for?
  2. Review of new terms used

StarLogo Nova Models

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