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Population Dynamics Lesson Plan, Brian Heiss, Thomas Nolan

#### Population Dynamics Lesson Plan, Brian Heiss, Thomas Nolan

*Lesson Plans*

Students will use the AgentSheets simulation and excel spreadsheet to understand population dynamics, food webs, invasive species, and predator/prey relationships. This focuses students on the topic of predator/prey and invasive species interactions, assesses prior knowledge of the topic, and allows a student to relate new material to previously covered material and to connect material to “real life” examples.

This addresses Content Standards 1 and 4, and Content Objectives:

**C1**: Students will be able to (SWBAT) label the food web in the AgentSheets simulation

**C2:** SWBAT: identify two cause and effects of changing a variable within the system

**C3 ...**

Blood Buffer Lesson Plan, Genevieve Criss, Theotis Daniels

#### Blood Buffer Lesson Plan, Genevieve Criss, Theotis Daniels

*Lesson Plans*

The intent of this lesson plan is to demonstrate a physiological model of the blood buffer system using an Excel Worksheet to calculate Henderson-Hasselbalch Equations for Bicarbonate/Carbonic Acid Buffer pair in Blood and an Agentsheets game to see a visual representation of the chemical process within the body. This will incorporate LeChatelier’s principle in regards to the equilibrium of acids and bases in a buffer system and show how to calculate the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation to understand the ratio of acid to base equilibrium.

The primary file is a lesson plan, accompanied by supplemental files.

In the supplemental zipped ...

Nitrogen Cycle & Photosynthesis, Laura Spaman, Paige Whitney

#### Nitrogen Cycle & Photosynthesis, Laura Spaman, Paige Whitney

*Lesson Plans*

The Chemistry Lesson involves teaching how chemical reactions occur in nature, conservation of mass/matter, examples would include the nitrogen cycle, carbon cycle, water cycle, etc. Model exemplifies a simple version of the nitrogen cycle. The Living Environment lesson would involve simple diffusion explanations, cellular processes, photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Model exemplifies diffusion of gases involved in photosynthesis and the photosynthetic process as a whole in a simplified sense. The goal of the Earth Science lesson is to illustrate the molecular interactions in the nitrogen cycle and photosynthesis, and help students understand the molecular interactions of processes that are understood ...

Ideal Gas Law, Daniel Burdette, Todd R. Thompson

#### Ideal Gas Law, Daniel Burdette, Todd R. Thompson

*Lesson Plans*

We created models with interactive physics, agent sheets, and excel and also found a web based application which could be used cohesively in a classroom to help students visualize the principles of the ideal gas law. The interactive physics and agent sheets models that we created represent what happens to a gas when it is compressed. The excel workbook helps the student understand the math behind the ideal gas law, and helps the student understand relationships of variables in an equation. The web based application mimics a physical experiment which displays the basic concepts of the ideal gas law.

This ...

Be The Solution To Water Pollution, Alexa Cavalli, Jeremiah Johnson

#### Be The Solution To Water Pollution, Alexa Cavalli, Jeremiah Johnson

*Lesson Plans*

For our Noyce Scholarship Project we have chosen to apply our newly acquired modeling techniques to create a several day long exploration-based lesson on water pollution. We choose this topic because the study of pollution is relevant both to the Living Environment and Earth Science curriculum as dictated by the New York State Standards. We have integrated many activities in order to create a lesson that will effectively educate all students on the subject of water pollution, regardless of their background knowledge or learning style. We first created a basic model for water pollution using Agents Sheets™; this model simulates ...

I Prefer To Be On Empty, Timothy Chichester, Patrick Cost

#### I Prefer To Be On Empty, Timothy Chichester, Patrick Cost

*Lesson Plans*

Since the Industrial Revolution, the world has become increasingly dependent on the use of fossil fuel as a source of energy. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) the United States consumed seven billion barrels of petroleum in the year 2011 (EIA, 2011). This accounts for 22 percent of the total world’s consumption of petroleum per year. However, the United States only makes up five percent of the world’s population. With such high demands for oil, the United States imports almost half of its oil from other countries around the world. With the transportation of large ...

Don't Break The Chain, Bridget Cooney, Nicole Sciandra

#### Don't Break The Chain, Bridget Cooney, Nicole Sciandra

*Lesson Plans*

The simulation that we created in Agent Sheets entitled Don’t Break the Chain is a multi-faceted tool for any classroom. It covers a variety of topics in Biology including ecosystems, food chains, invasive species, habitat destruction, and population growth. Students can better understand how living things in nature are connected and how human’s actions can affect the environment.

One of our goals was to provide students something to look at that enabled them to see how different species rely on each other for survival. We also wanted students to be able to manipulate different factors that could change ...

Reproductive System, Jourdan Giambona, Amanda Williams

#### Reproductive System, Jourdan Giambona, Amanda Williams

*Lesson Plans*

Our model would be utilized as a virtual lab in a sixth grade classroom. The agent sheets simulation would be set up previously so the kids can just play, observe, and interpret the model. In addition to following the simulation, the kids will also be given an excel worksheet. The worksheet includes tables to record data and questions about the experiment. In addition to learning about the biological component of sexual reproduction, there are many mathematics/statistics components of the lab. For example, the students will calculate the average number of boy versus girl babies based on their own experimental ...

Using The Graphing Calculator To Compute Probability, Courtney Bruyea, Patty Herrman, Sarah Laiosa

#### Using The Graphing Calculator To Compute Probability, Courtney Bruyea, Patty Herrman, Sarah Laiosa

*Lesson Plans*

Students will integrate probability through Math and genetics using Punnett Squares. Students will manipulate a probability trail with the Graphing Calculator application of a probability simulator using marbles. Students will connect marbles with homozygous and heterozygous genes. Students will communicate their trials in fraction and percentage form. Students will then manipulate Agent Sheets to understand how Punnett Squares determine Homozygous and Heterozygous genetic trait probabilities.

Probability Estimation Using Agentsheets, Stephen Ezell

#### Probability Estimation Using Agentsheets, Stephen Ezell

*Lesson Plans*

Modeling will be used to gain knowledge of probability and how it can be used to predict outcomes. Students will use agent sheets and a program that was written together with the teacher and other students to see the affects of probability. Also how probability can be written as a percentage.

How Cells Obtain And Use Glucose Modeled With Agentsheets, Suzanne Wade

#### How Cells Obtain And Use Glucose Modeled With Agentsheets, Suzanne Wade

*Lesson Plans*

The Living Environment curriculum requires students to know how the cell membrane functions as a selectively permeable membrane It will allow certain substances to diffuse across while keeping others out. The substances are then to be used inside the cell. The cell also creates waste products that must be eliminated. Students need to know where inside the cell certain substance are used and/or produced. The problem chosen for this project involves glucose and oxygen that must enter the cell by crossing the cell membrane via appropriate parts of the cell membrane and then the cell must process the glucose ...

Relationships In Chemical Equilibriums, Richard Hendricks

#### Relationships In Chemical Equilibriums, Richard Hendricks

*Lesson Plans*

Objectives: Students will be able to describe a dynamic equilibrium exists regardless of concentration levels.

Teaching Food Web Using Agentsheets, Kathyrn Zuroski

#### Teaching Food Web Using Agentsheets, Kathyrn Zuroski

*Lesson Plans*

Objectives: The Students will be able to: • Define food web • Identify the interdependence of organisms within a system • Describe how natural events and human activities can impact a food web

Neurotransmitter Movement, Samuel Ibezin

#### Neurotransmitter Movement, Samuel Ibezin

*Lesson Plans*

Students will be able to observe the movement of neurotransmitter molecules across axon terminal membrane into synaptic cleft.

Mathematical Modeling Using Agentsheets, Evan Brauer

#### Mathematical Modeling Using Agentsheets, Evan Brauer

*Lesson Plans*

Students use mathematical modeling/ multiple representation to provide a means of presenting, interpreting, communicating, and connecting mathematical information and relationships Students use ideas of uncertainty to illustrate that mathematics involves more than exactness when dealing with everyday situations.

Exploring Global Warming Using Ti Calculator, Agent Sheets And Gis, Caroline Rodriguez, Maria Huot, Sarah Heigl, Patrick Chierichella, Reggie Sherrill

#### Exploring Global Warming Using Ti Calculator, Agent Sheets And Gis, Caroline Rodriguez, Maria Huot, Sarah Heigl, Patrick Chierichella, Reggie Sherrill

*Lesson Plans*

Performance Objectives 1. Students will manipulate the Agent Sheets model in order to see the direct correlation between CO2, temperature, polar ice caps and the rising seas (sea level) 2. Students will hypothesize and develop conclusions 3. Students will answer questions based on the data graphed on the TI calculator 4. Students will learn how to enter data to calculate and plot a graph 5 Students will review how to label a graph 6. Students will produce a graph and find correlation between the temperature and CO2

Evolution Of A River Using Agentsheets, Joann Bell

#### Evolution Of A River Using Agentsheets, Joann Bell

*Lesson Plans*

Students will be able to use Agent Sheets to calculate the time an object will take to travel down a simulated new river and a simulated old river.

Investigation Into Invasive Species: Zebra Mussels, Michelle Dale, Evan Brauer, April Mcgivern

#### Investigation Into Invasive Species: Zebra Mussels, Michelle Dale, Evan Brauer, April Mcgivern

*Lesson Plans*

Engage students in lessons through the integration of Science, Mathematics, Technology and Modeling

Make students aware of real world applications of curriculum learned in class

Create a visual model of the location and proliferation of an invasive species in GIS

Create an ecosystem that models the behavior of different species using Agent Sheets

Understand and manipulate variables in a model to arrive at a desired outcome (clogged pipe) in STELLA

Bird Flu And Homeostasis, Reggie Sherrill

#### Bird Flu And Homeostasis, Reggie Sherrill

*Lesson Plans*

Students will be able to: - Describe how diseases disrupt homeostasis. - Describe the effects of viruses interfering with normal life functions - Describe the sequence of a pathogenic infection. - Demonstrate factors affecting spread of a virus

Predator Prey Model Using Agent Sheets, Erin Gwara

#### Predator Prey Model Using Agent Sheets, Erin Gwara

*Lesson Plans*

Students will use Agent Sheets to determine predator prey relationships.

Critter Rates, Beth Hall

#### Critter Rates, Beth Hall

*Lesson Plans*

To have students collect rate data and convert to unit rates and equivalent rates. Students should be able to determine which rate is the fastest, slowest. Students will practice writing conclusions and interpret their data using complete sentences and proper business English. Present the data collection phase using modeling technology to create interest and individual creativity.

Building A Predator-Prey Model Using Agent Sheets, Juan Betancourt

#### Building A Predator-Prey Model Using Agent Sheets, Juan Betancourt

*Lesson Plans*

Students will explore the effects of predator-prey relations by adjusting and building a model using Agent Sheets.

Application Of The Scientific Method, Lisa Englert

#### Application Of The Scientific Method, Lisa Englert

*Lesson Plans*

1.Students will study the concept of diffusion 2.Students will incorporate technology into the Science classroom

Probability Using Agentsheets, Kevin Westrich

#### Probability Using Agentsheets, Kevin Westrich

*Lesson Plans*

Objectives:

Calculate the experimental and theoretical probability of an event. Calculate the percent error in measurement.

Global Warming: Can We Help Curb The Warming Trend?, Fayne Winter, Janet Seigel, Renee Gambino, Stephen Ezell

#### Global Warming: Can We Help Curb The Warming Trend?, Fayne Winter, Janet Seigel, Renee Gambino, Stephen Ezell

*Lesson Plans*

Students will read the following articles to become familiar with the idea of global warming, what experts are saying, and how carbon dioxide is believed to contribute to this condition.

Substances And Fetal Health, Ray Yeaton, Tonnette Graham, David Peters

#### Substances And Fetal Health, Ray Yeaton, Tonnette Graham, David Peters

*Lesson Plans*

Correlations between eating/drinking/smoking habits were examined through the use of a survey and an Agent Sheets model.

Caffeine And Sleep, Socorro M. Sanchez, Logan Newman

#### Caffeine And Sleep, Socorro M. Sanchez, Logan Newman

*Lesson Plans*

This project looked at the effects of caffeine on students.

Coin Toss, Renee Gambino

#### Coin Toss, Renee Gambino

*Lesson Plans*

The students will how to go about measuring how likely something is to happen with the use of the probability ratio. They will then apply their knowledge of probability using a computer model of tossing a coin. • They will be able to manipulate the percent of probability, and make educated guesses about the change that occurs.

Effects Of Pollutants, Suzanne Wade

#### Effects Of Pollutants, Suzanne Wade

*Lesson Plans*

Objectives: The objective of this lesson is to have students work with a working model of a watershed system that discharges polluted waters into a water basin. Within the watershed various land use areas are affecting the overall quality of the water being emptied into the basin. Students will be given the opportunity to manipulate the management techniques of various land uses to optimize water quality at the mouth of the watershed. Students will be able to hypothesize the effects that new techniques will have on specific pollutants. Students will become aware of the role that all land users have ...

Ecological Footprints, Brian Cheyne, Brigitte Cerra

#### Ecological Footprints, Brian Cheyne, Brigitte Cerra

*Lesson Plans*

Students were asked to evaluate: What impact do we as individual have on our environment? What impact do we as a school have on our environment? In what ways can we reduce the impact we have on our environment?