Introduction to Computational Science

In this lesson, you will build your background knowledge on Computational Science by watching a video, looking at the scope of work performed by Computational Scientists, and checking your understanding by answering a few quiz questions.

Quiz questions:
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Computer modeling is used to study problems that are:

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What is computational science good for?

Here is an example of how computational science is used to study, plan, and prepare for community emergencies.

Example of Computational Thinking in the workplace


Reflect on the Science you learned in school. What is similar to / different from computational science? Give an example of an experiment you might conduct in a computational science lab that would not be possible in a traditional science lab. Post your reflection to your portfolio in "Reflections->Computer Modeling and Simulation" under the heading "Comparing computational science to traditional science".