As the students work on the simulation they are visualizing how stability and change in natural or designed systems can be constructed by examining the changes over time (CCC Stability and Change), as well as analyzing and interpreting data (SP4). To close this lesson I ask that students write, on Edmodo, what was the most interesting thing they learned in today's lesson.The review of this responses allows me to gauge not only how the lesson went, but also how the simulation engage/did not engage the students. Perhaps most important, they make learning fun and engaging.
Photo Credit: Purpose To learn about sources of high-energy radiation and calculate student exposure to ionizing radiation over the past year.I have a lot to share from the Inn Ed CO conference but I will need time to reflect and process before sharing.So I decided to share what I know well: Earth Science.There is little doubt that simulations will be an ever-growing part of both the educational and scientific enterprise.At this point, the critical question is whether and how educational uses will be highly productive. In this article, we introduce the Ph ET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado, and describe our growing efforts to create and research interactive simulations for the teaching and learning of chemistry.Although students could work through the simulation individually, I prefer partnerwork to foster discussion among students, encouraging scientific discourse (SP7).