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Radioactive Decay, Ryan Case, Jayson Pritchard
Radioactive Decay, Ryan Case, Jayson Pritchard
Lesson Plans
The purpose of this model is to simulate the decay of radioactive nuclei to the stable isotope Lead206. First and foremost, the model is designed to illustrate the concept of a halflife, which is the amount of time it takes for half a given quality of nuclei to decay to the next nuclei. In addition it also demonstrates that different radioisotopes have different halflives than one another, and that the mass is conserved in nuclear reactions but not necessarily the number of protons, neutrons, or nuclei.
Insolation And Ecosystem, Margaret Allocco, Chris Haller
Insolation And Ecosystem, Margaret Allocco, Chris Haller
Lesson Plans
The purpose of this model is to demonstrate the impact of angle of insolation and precipitation on the health of a specific climate zone’s ecosystem
Exploring Density, Jamye Babocsi, Agnieszka Wallace
Exploring Density, Jamye Babocsi, Agnieszka Wallace
Lesson Plans
This density model is designed to allow students to explore how mass, volume, and temperature directly affect the density of an object or liquid
Biomagnification And Bioaccumulation, Grace Linder, Lauren Thresh
Biomagnification And Bioaccumulation, Grace Linder, Lauren Thresh
Lesson Plans
This computational model is intended to demonstrate how micropollutants effect ecology via the living environment concepts of biomagnification and bioaccumulation. Specifically, this model shows how concentrations of a micropollutant change throughout an aquatic food chain.
Chemical Weathering, Elizabeth Kreppel, Kaitlin Ordiway
Chemical Weathering, Elizabeth Kreppel, Kaitlin Ordiway
Lesson Plans
This model shows the effects of acid rain on different rock types.
Carbon Emissions, Breanna Hummel, Samantha Slossar
Carbon Emissions, Breanna Hummel, Samantha Slossar
Lesson Plans
This model demonstrates how a population affects the carbon emissions in a region.
Osmosis And Plasmolysis, Andy Bumstead, Anthony Raymond
Osmosis And Plasmolysis, Andy Bumstead, Anthony Raymond
Lesson Plans
This model simulates the processes of diffusion and osmosis in a plant cell
Titration, Ryan Case, Jayson Pritchard
Titration, Ryan Case, Jayson Pritchard
Lesson Plans
This model is meant to represent what is going on during a titration at the particle level
Decomposition And Growth, Margaret Allocco, Chris Haller
Decomposition And Growth, Margaret Allocco, Chris Haller
Lesson Plans
This model shows is a simple representation of decomposition and growth. As students move the arrow over different sprites in the model, the sprites will “talk” asking questions and providing information to the user.
Sea Turtle Survival, Grace Linder, Lauren Thresh
Sea Turtle Survival, Grace Linder, Lauren Thresh
Lesson Plans
This model is intended to demonstrate the heavy predation and low survival rate of hatchling sea turtles
Firework Show, Kaitlin A. Ordiway, Miranda Wharram, Steven Lauffer
Firework Show, Kaitlin A. Ordiway, Miranda Wharram, Steven Lauffer
Lesson Plans
Our model allows student to create a firework show in order to distract zombies long enough to get food and get back to their home base. Students will use their knowledge of emission, light and energy to determine the best firework show possible.
Molecular Collisions, Kaitlin A. Ordiway, Miranda Wharram, Steven Lauffer
Molecular Collisions, Kaitlin A. Ordiway, Miranda Wharram, Steven Lauffer
Lesson Plans
Our model is designed to simulate molecular collisions and prompt students to question the factors affecting collisions. It brings together chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Through the sliders and monitors on our interface page, students will be able to observe as well as manipulate the factors that affect inelastic collisions between two different molecules. Using the known kinetic energy equations and the velocity found from the frames per second, students will be able to calculate the distance traveled.
Particle Transport, Samantha Slossar, Jamye Babocsi, Chuck Ko
Particle Transport, Samantha Slossar, Jamye Babocsi, Chuck Ko
Lesson Plans
The particle transport simulation is designed to help students gain a deeper level of understanding of the relationship between velocity and particle size. Students will be able to manipulate the velocity and particle size to see if the particle will move. The mathematical component will require the students to construct a particle graph using the simulator and Earth Science Reference Table (ESRT).
Sickle Cell Anemia, Joshua Dubay, David Krebs, Lauren Thresh
Sickle Cell Anemia, Joshua Dubay, David Krebs, Lauren Thresh
Lesson Plans
What is Sickle Cell Anemia?
The purpose of this model is to deepen student understanding of the human body through investigating the structure and function of red blood cells in the human circulatory system. The students will compare and contrast structure and function between normal red blood cells and sickle blood cells and will learn how disruptions in one body system can disrupt homeostasis in other body systems (conditions of stability and determinants of change). Students will engage in mathematics to support their observations and inferences founded within the simulation. Data will be collected to construct linear graphs and build ...
Tooth Enamel, Joshua Dubay, Lauren Thresh, David Kreb
Tooth Enamel, Joshua Dubay, Lauren Thresh, David Kreb
Lesson Plans
The purpose of this model is to demonstrate the natural phenomena of acid molecules eroding the enamel of an individuals tooth. Through this lesson students will identify pH levels of common acidic foods and drinks. Student will also determine the significance of saliva to the maintenance of pH of the mouth. Students will discover that the longer acidic molecules are exposed to the enamel of a tooth the percentage of healthy enamel on a tooth decreases. When healthy enamel is eroded, dentin is exposed, which gives teeth a yellow appearance. Students will use the model to compare the relation of ...
How Do Medications Work In Our Bodies?, Carolina Ramos, Morgan Sanford, Steven Lauffer, David Krebs
How Do Medications Work In Our Bodies?, Carolina Ramos, Morgan Sanford, Steven Lauffer, David Krebs
Lesson Plans
In this lesson plan, the student will use the AgentSheets model and identify a relationship between medicine compounds and the cell receptors, determine the success of a cell receptor binding to a medicine molecule by using the binomial probability equation and explain and justify their results publicly in a gallery walk.
Content Standard(s) addressed: NYS Living Environment Standards  3.1a, 1.2j. Next Generation Science Standards – HSLS12 NYS Chemistry Standards – 3.1ff Common Core Standards ELALiteracy. RST.910.7 Mathematics Common Core SMD: 2,6,7, SIC: 2, 5, FIF: 4. Mathematic Practices 1, 2, 4.
The primary file ...
From Garbage To Garden, Genevieve Criss, Marilyn Laistner, Kimberlee Parlatore
From Garbage To Garden, Genevieve Criss, Marilyn Laistner, Kimberlee Parlatore
Lesson Plans
This lesson plan is for a laboratory activity that begins with direct instruction, allows students to explore the simulation, and gives students time to work in groups to create hypotheses concerning the five factors of decomposition.
Lesson materials include a direct instruction PowerPoint, worksheets, and the Agent Sheets simulation model.
After the initial laboratory, students should have the skills to create a working, real life compost pile. Students should also be motivated to reduce their negative impact on the earth’s ecosystem.
Improving In Vitro Fertilization, Nate Butler, Steve Gertz, Nicole Cannavino, Christina Schaefer
Improving In Vitro Fertilization, Nate Butler, Steve Gertz, Nicole Cannavino, Christina Schaefer
Lesson Plans
This model on the factors affecting successful embryo implantation should be used in a lesson that is embedded in the reproductive system unit. The students should run the model about ten times and record their findings first, and then break off into groups and do essentially the same thing but with the use of a different model. The second model would be our “Velcro tennis” game. This game allows students to throw different Velcro tennis balls (or other) onto a board. They can then record the amount of times each ball sticks to the Velcro board. With this information they ...
Effectiveness Of Solar Roadways, Miranda Wharram, Katie Smith, Amanda Klein, Colby Lush
Effectiveness Of Solar Roadways, Miranda Wharram, Katie Smith, Amanda Klein, Colby Lush
Lesson Plans
This model represents what would happen if 4 households on a street all paved their driveways with the “Solar Roadways” solar panels. The purpose is to discover if this little neighborhood would create enough kWh with the solar panels to supply all 4 houses with enough electricity.
The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files. In the supplemental zipped files, you will find:
 Student worksheets
 Lesson plan
 Powerpoint presentations
Safe Imaging Of Internal Organs, Stephanie Lash, Nathanial Burleigh, Katrijn Moulin
Safe Imaging Of Internal Organs, Stephanie Lash, Nathanial Burleigh, Katrijn Moulin
Lesson Plans
The purpose of this model is to demonstrate the common ion effect on the solubility of salts. In short the common ion effect states that the addition of a salt to a solution containing some common ion will decrease the degree of dissociation of a weak electrolyte in solution. This effect is especially important when creating the Barium contrast solution ingested by patients for some medical imaging procedures. The barium sulfate in this material is not harmful to the body, however some will dissociate into relatively harmless sulfate ions and toxic barium ions. In order to make the solution safe ...
Pathogen Transmission Rates, Nicole Scipione, Josh Dubay, Bridget Baxter, Jennifer Gardinier
Pathogen Transmission Rates, Nicole Scipione, Josh Dubay, Bridget Baxter, Jennifer Gardinier
Lesson Plans
This model would be used in a classroom to demonstrate the different methods of pathogen transmission. The accompanying worksheet contains questions for preassessment, activity, and postassessment.
There are four different worksheets to represent the multiple modes of transmission. Each worksheet is designed to demonstrate a different mode of pathogen transmission and is will be utilized by a different group of students. Upon experimentation, students will export the data from the AgentSheets plots into Excel. Using Excel, students will be able to create graphs. After each group has created their graph and analyzed their data, they will present their findings to ...
Zombie Apocalypse (Biology Lesson Plan), Colby Lush, Arcangell Flores
Zombie Apocalypse (Biology Lesson Plan), Colby Lush, Arcangell Flores
Lesson Plans
Objectives: Students will be able to use a model of a zombie outbreak to collect data, organize data on an Excel sheet, create a scatter plot with data, and analyze/interpret what the created graphs mean, as well as a couple sample graphs. It seeks to answer the question, “What is the projected human casualty rate?”
Main Activity: Students will run the model on Agentsheets to collect raw data, then record that data onto an Excel sheet, and plot graphs of the data to identify patterns.
Science and Engineering Practices: lesson outline as utilized with this model
1. Asking questions ...
Bacteria Growth Lesson Plan, Nathan Butler, Matthew Cummings
Bacteria Growth Lesson Plan, Nathan Butler, Matthew Cummings
Lesson Plans
In this lesson’s activities, students will use scientific inquiry, computer modeling, and graphical analysis in order to extend concepts from a specific lesson example to broader general trends and themes in biology. The following criteria are from The Living Environment Core Curriculum, from the University of the State of New York and the New York State Education Department:
STANDARD 1
Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
STANDARD 4
Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living ...
Cancer Growth Lesson Plan, Katie Smith, Mackenzie Meyer
Cancer Growth Lesson Plan, Katie Smith, Mackenzie Meyer
Lesson Plans
Students will explore a cancer simulation model utilizing a worksheet. Most students have known someone who has had cancer. This lesson is designed to introduce students to the behind the scene components and facts related to cancer. Students will understand how cancer will keep growing until treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation is used to shrink the tumor or kill the cancer. The cancer simulation game will allow students to role play and act like a natural killer cell that can kill a cancer cell. Students will be able to understand what their friend, family member, or acquaintance may have ...
Lake Pollution, Caleb Stewart, Tagen Vanartsdalen
Lake Pollution, Caleb Stewart, Tagen Vanartsdalen
Lesson Plans
This lesson discusses chemistry as it relates to real life environmental problems by stressing how concentration and rate of diffusion are key factors of pollution in bodies of water. This lesson allows students to gain familiarity with computational thinking. Students who have experience with this simulation will have a simple unintimidating introduction to computational science. Math skills will be assessed and strengthened through calculations and experience with the excel program.
The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files. In the supplemental zipped files, you will find:
 Student worksheets
 Lesson plan
 Powerpoint presentations
Contagion Lesson Plan, Nicole Scipione, George Fadden
Contagion Lesson Plan, Nicole Scipione, George Fadden
Lesson Plans
This model would be used in a classroom for both the exposition and reinforcement of a topic. This model would be used to determine which type of disease is more contagious (bacterial or viral). This model would also be used to reinforce the scientific method. The questions on the accompanying worksheet follow the format of the scientific method.
Two extra agents, the nurse and immunity, were created to be used in the following lesson (vaccines and antibodies). These agents can be easily drawn in to the worksheets and we have ensured that their behaviors function as they should.
The primary ...
Soil Erosion: Slope Lesson Plan, Heather Ryan, Nicole Cannavino
Soil Erosion: Slope Lesson Plan, Heather Ryan, Nicole Cannavino
Lesson Plans
The soilslope erosion model will be used in conjunction with Excel to demonstrate how slope affects the overall soil loss. Students will control the model by control the frequency of rain from the clouds, making it an interactive model.
The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files. In the supplemental zipped files, you will find:
 Student worksheets
 Lesson plan
 Powerpoint presentations
Half Life Demonstrations Using Agentsheets, Nathaniel Burleigh, Kimberlee Parlatore
Half Life Demonstrations Using Agentsheets, Nathaniel Burleigh, Kimberlee Parlatore
Lesson Plans
This model demonstrates the concept of half life decay via the AgentSheets modeling tool. Various rates of decay can be simulated in the model.
The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files. In the supplemental zipped files, you will find:
 Student worksheets
 Lesson plan
 Powerpoint presentations
The Rubber Duck Race, Amanda Klein, Mark Driesel
The Rubber Duck Race, Amanda Klein, Mark Driesel
Lesson Plans
This Noyce Scholarship Project has two purposes:
Mathematically the purpose of this exercise is to show that graphs are not a perfect representation of a concept; there are flaws and assumptions made. Students will be engaged in higher order thinking as they work through word problems for this demonstration.
Scientifically, the concept of erosion/deposition along a meandering stream and the water’s differential velocity can come into play in several areas of life. Recreationally; this would be important for rafting, canoeing, kayaking, fishing etc. When looking for a place to buy or build a house, erosional and depositional features ...
Punnett Squares And An Introduction Into Probability, Stephanie Lash, Christina Schaefer
Punnett Squares And An Introduction Into Probability, Stephanie Lash, Christina Schaefer
Lesson Plans
This lesson allows students to use computational models and math concepts and skills in the science classroom. Incorporating these skills into science is key for students to be able to apply what they are learning to real life situations. The modeling can be used in many different lessons and allows students to use engaging and fun tools while learning harder topics such as genetics. This computational model gives students a visual representation of probability and genetics, making it easier for students to understand difficult topics by allowing students to manipulate to model themselves. By the end of this lesson, students ...