# experimental design

## Experimental Design for Virtual Instruction

Use the “Experimental Design” to guide students as they develop a scientific question while working in pairs. Emphasize the need to use multiple trials at each setting and to clearly identify the variables, as well as the difference between a question and a testable question.

## Module 3 Lesson 5 - Designing and Running an Experiment and Sharing Your Findings

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### Teaching Summary

**Getting Started** 10 minutes

- Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson.

**Activity #1: Completing and Debugging Your Code** 20 minutes

## Module 3 Lesson 4 - Create Your Own Ecosystem Model

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### Teaching Summary

**Getting Started** 10 minutes

- Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson.

**Activity #1: Computational Science Cycle **25 minutes (New Learning)

## Module 3 Lesson 3 - Adding a Predator

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### Teaching Summary

**Getting Started** 10 minutes

- Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson.

**Activity #1: Adding a Predator** 20 minutes

## Module 2 Lesson 5 - Experiment with Your New Water Pumping Model

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### Teaching Summary

**Getting Started** 5 minutes

- Review of previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson
- Revisit complex adaptive systems concepts

**Activity #1: Completing and Debugging Your Code** 15 minutes

## Module 2 Lesson 4 - Customize Your Water Pumping Model

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### Teaching Summary

**Getting Started** 5 minutes

- Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson

**Activity #1: Computational Science and Designing Your Project** 20 minutes

## Module 2 Lesson 3 - Adding More Water Pumps and Running Experiments

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### Teaching Summary

**Getting Started** 5 minutes

- Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts. Connection to today’s lesson.

**Activity #1: Adding a Water Pump** 20 minutes

## Module 1 Lesson 6 - Adding Instrumentation to your Model and Running Experiments

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### Teaching Summary

**Getting Started** 10 minutes

- Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson

**Activity #1: Instrumenting Your Model** 10 minutes