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Posted October 14, 2019 by ilee

Document highlighting the conceptual shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards

Emergency Egress for StarLogo TNG

Posted August 15, 2016 by turtle

In the case of fire, how do we plan for safe exit? After learning how a fire marshall evaluates buildings for safety, students model how people would exit a building in the event of an emergency. Are more exits needed? Can everyone get out safely? This unit engages students in interactive activities to explore human behavior during emergencies and egress concepts, and in the use, modification, and creation of agent-based models to conduct experiments on simple emergency egress situations.

Geothermal Energy for StarLogo Nova

Posted August 15, 2016 by turtle

This unit was developed as a Project GUTS after-school club unit. Students learn about geology topics relating to hot springs with mineral deposits, as well as geothermal energy with hot water being heated underground and rising to the surface. Students decode a base model and add their own enhancements.

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources in StarLogo TNG

Posted August 16, 2016 by turtle

What do we know about climate change? This unit discusses climate change: what it means, what the difference is between climate and weather, and evidence of climate change. It also discusses the global climate system as a complex system with feedback loops, and the current state of the art in the computational modeling of climate change. Our goal is to clarify what is known, what scientists guess is happening, and how climate change impacts our environment and species.

Archived Material: CS in Science Module 2: Water as a Shared Resource (for StarLogo Nova 1.0)

Posted December 2, 2016 by turtle

Archived material for CS in Science: Module 2 for StarLogo Nova 1.0 (flash version, updated in 2015). In this module, students will investigate the importance of ground water and the impacts of water usage on aquifer levels. They will also explore how to model important parts of the water cycle, including evaporation and infiltration of water into different types of soils to recharge the aquifers.

Bloques de código para modelo de cambio climático

Posted May 16, 2017 by Rizzi

Es una hoja de referencia con los bloques de código necesarios para el modelo de cambio climático. Se explica bloque por bloque qué función cumple cada estructura en cada pestaña de la programación con StarLogo NOVA.

Code Blocks for CS in Science Module 2 (Water Resources)

Posted July 27, 2018 by sgibbs

This blocks guide can help students decode the base model used in Module 2 -- Water Resources. The links below correspond to either StarLogo Nova 1.0 (Flash version) or StarLogo Nova 2.0 (HTML5/JavaScript version).

Code Blocks for CS in Science Module 5 (Greenhouse Gases)

Posted July 27, 2018 by sgibbs

A guide for students when decoding the Greenhouse Gases model for CS in Science (Module 5). The links below correspond to this model as created in StarLogo Nova 1.0 (Flash version) or StarLogo Nova 2.0 (HTML5/JavaScript version).

CS in Science Module 2: Shared Water Resources (StarLogo Nova 2.0)

Posted July 27, 2018 by turtle

In this Earth Science module, students will investigate the importance of ground water and the impacts of water usage on aquifer levels. They will also explore how to model important parts of the water cycle, including evaporation and infiltration of water into different types of soils to recharge the aquifers. This updated resource corresponds to StarLogo Nova 2.0 (HTML5/JavaScript version), a modeling and simulation environment developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Introduction to Climate Modeling

Posted July 27, 2018 by sgibbs

This document gives background information for students to use with CS in Science Module 5 (Greenhouse Gas).

CS in Science Module 5: Greenhouse Gases

Posted July 27, 2018 by turtle

This Earth Science module explores greenhouse gases and climate change. The global climate system is presented as a complex system with feedback loops and interconnected processes. The goal is to clarify what is known, what scientists believe is happening and how climate change impacts our environment and species. Students use, modify, and customize an agent-based model of the build-up of greenhouse gases and its impact on the climate. This is an alternative to the Module 2: Water Resources

Climate change and agriculture for StarLogo Nova

Posted July 29, 2016 by turtle

Climate change is a significant topic today, and this unit examines some causes of climate change, discusses feedback loops that are important to climate change, analyzes related graphs and considers climate change in New Mexico as it relates to food security.

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