Using Computer Models in Science

In this lesson, you will build your background knowledge on how computer models are used to conduct science experiments by watching a video, reviewing a list of specifications for an experimental design, and checking your understanding by answering a few quiz questions.

Quiz questions:
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What does it mean for a model to be stochastic?

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Which of the following are common to both lab experiments and computational science experiments?

This experimental design form can be used to clarify the specifications for an experimental design when using computer model as an experimental test bed.


Reflect on the Science practices you teach with regards to conducting experiments in class. How is it similar/different from the experimental design enabled with computational models?  Post your reflection to your portfolio in  "Reflections->Computer Modeling and Simulation" under the heading "Experimental Design with Computational Models."