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Zombie Apocalypse (Biology Lesson Plan), Colby Lush, Arcangell Flores Jul 2013

#### Zombie Apocalypse (Biology Lesson Plan), Colby Lush, Arcangell Flores

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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

Bacteria Growth Lesson Plan, Nathan Butler, Matthew Cummings Jul 2013

#### Bacteria Growth Lesson Plan, Nathan Butler, Matthew Cummings

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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 Jul 2013

#### Cancer Growth Lesson Plan, Katie Smith, Mackenzie Meyer

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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 ...

Soil Erosion: Slope Lesson Plan, Heather Ryan, Nicole Cannavino Jul 2013

#### Soil Erosion: Slope Lesson Plan, Heather Ryan, Nicole Cannavino

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The soil-slope 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:

1. Student worksheets
2. Lesson plan
3. Powerpoint presentations

Half Life Demonstrations Using Agentsheets, Nathaniel Burleigh, Kimberlee Parlatore Jul 2013

#### Half Life Demonstrations Using Agentsheets, Nathaniel Burleigh, Kimberlee Parlatore

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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:

1. Student worksheets
2. Lesson plan
3. Powerpoint presentations

Punnett Squares And An Introduction Into Probability, Stephanie Lash, Christina Schaefer Jul 2013

#### Punnett Squares And An Introduction Into Probability, Stephanie Lash, Christina Schaefer

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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 ...

Mar 2008

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

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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 ...

Measuring Angles And Segments, Miriam Santana-Valadez Oct 2006

#### Measuring Angles And Segments, Miriam Santana-Valadez

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Students will: Find the length of a segment and the measure of an angle.

Familly Of Functions, Beth Hall Oct 2006

#### Familly Of Functions, Beth Hall

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Objectives 1) Using the graphing calculator, graph equation and sketch on the grid provide. Use the Standard Window. 2) Group the equation and sketches into three categories based upon how they look. Paste them in the space provided.

Walking The Graph, Beth Hall Oct 2006

#### Walking The Graph, Beth Hall

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Students use the TI-84 Calculators to examine graphs. They will learn about distance between points, time, and increasing and decreasing slopes.

Basic Constructions Of Congruent Angles, Segments, And Perpendicular Bisectors, Miriam Santana-Valadez Oct 2006

#### Basic Constructions Of Congruent Angles, Segments, And Perpendicular Bisectors, Miriam Santana-Valadez

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Students will learn: congruent angles and the bisection of segments and angles.

The Coordinate Plane, Miriam Santana-Valadez Oct 2006

#### The Coordinate Plane, Miriam Santana-Valadez

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Students will find the distance between two points and the midpoint of a segment in the coordinate plane.

Using Deductive Reasoning, Miriam Santana-Valadez Oct 2006

#### Using Deductive Reasoning, Miriam Santana-Valadez

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Students will use deductive reasoning to solve problems and verify conjectures.

Angle Relationships, Miriam Santana-Valadez Oct 2006

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Students will Learn: the meaning of terms like bisector and perpendicular

Predator Prey Model Using Agent Sheets, Erin Gwara Aug 2006

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

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Students will use Agent Sheets to determine predator prey relationships.

The Energy Counter, Paul Geary Aug 2006

#### The Energy Counter, Paul Geary

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This project examines the use of electricity in a school, allowing students to see ways that would help save energy.

Teaching Students How To Learn Differently With Robotics, Sabrina Johnson Aug 2006

#### Teaching Students How To Learn Differently With Robotics, Sabrina Johnson

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Students will participate in creating physical and tangible projects that are relevant to real world experiences – by designing and building experimental models that solve problems in a challenging and fun atmosphere. Specifically- students will construct a robot to perform certain duties [IN THEORY –TO GO INTO DANGEROUS PLACES] and then write a program for the robot using ROBOLAB software. Students will further design a replica of their robot using Interactive Physics.

What Effects Water Waves?, David Rogers, Megan Bonacci, Cassandra Camman, Rose Kossow, Mike Sicienski Aug 2006

#### What Effects Water Waves?, David Rogers, Megan Bonacci, Cassandra Camman, Rose Kossow, Mike Sicienski

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Students will discover that:

Waves come in mainly two different types (transverse and longitudinal)

How the type of wave, type of medium, wavelength, temperature, and depth effect the velocity of a wave

This relationship can be used to determine the distances to stars and galaxies beyond 100pc.

Aug 2006

#### Creating And Understanding Similar Figures Using Geometer's Sketch Pad, Samuel Simpson

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Goals:

To review locating points in a coordinate system

To predict how figures on a coordinate system are affected by a given rule

To learn that corresponding angles of similar figures are equal and that corresponding sides grow by the same factor

To compare lengths and angles in similar and non-similar figures informally

To experiment with examples and counterexamples of similar shapes

To understand that any two similar figures are related by a scale factor, which is the ratio of the corresponding sides

To understand that the sides and perimeters of similar figures grow by a scale factor and that ...

Substances And Fetal Health, Ray Yeaton, Tonnette Graham, David Peters Aug 2006

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

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

Modeling Precipitation And Water Budgets Using Stella, Sean Metz, Sandy Mcgreevy, Neill Paul Ii, Suzanne Wade, Kevin Westrich Aug 2006

#### Modeling Precipitation And Water Budgets Using Stella, Sean Metz, Sandy Mcgreevy, Neill Paul Ii, Suzanne Wade, Kevin Westrich

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Students will be able to build water budget charts represent particular areas water budget using numerical and graphical models.

Caffeine And Sleep, Socorro M. Sanchez, Logan Newman Aug 2006

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

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This project looked at the effects of caffeine on students.

Animating Slope And Y-Intercept, Jessica Phillips Jan 2006

#### Animating Slope And Y-Intercept, Jessica Phillips

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In 8th grade math, we investigate graphing lines from equations for the first time. Students learn about the xy coordinate plane, the table of values, the slope and the x and y intercepts. They begin to understand y = mx + b, the general equation for a line. As a teacher, I have encountered many problems while teaching this content without the benefits of technology. It’s my goal to teach the effects of changing the slope and the y-intercept. With traditional methods, we create a table of values and draw a graph by hand, which consumes a lot of instructional ...

Hurricane Relief Using Stella And Ti Calculator, Helen Fox, Sara Walter Jan 2006

#### Hurricane Relief Using Stella And Ti Calculator, Helen Fox, Sara Walter

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS - FRANKLIN FINANCE

HURRICANE RELIEF PROJECT 2OO5

Our schools have joined together to raise money to give to the Red Cross for hurricane relief. We have implemented five different fundraisers to accomplish our goal. We performed these activities in October and November.

• Car washes
• Bottle and can drive
• Homebase race
• Candy sales
• Interest pledges (monthly)

We have developed a model in Stella to show income, expenses, and profit for the car washes and candy sales. We have direct donations from the Homebase race and bottle and can drive. We also tied in an interest income element from soliciting teachers ...

Modeling The “Dynamics” Between Two Populations, Miriam Santana-Valadez Jan 2006

#### Modeling The “Dynamics” Between Two Populations, Miriam Santana-Valadez

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The project requires the modeling of the “dynamics” between the deer population and the amount of plants in the area over the next 30 years. By “dynamics” we mean we want to predict the type of the behavior seen (growing, declining, and oscillating).

Using Stella To Find Out How Much Can You Save, Marc Maclaughlin, Jennifer Roe Jan 2006

#### Using Stella To Find Out How Much Can You Save, Marc Maclaughlin, Jennifer Roe

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Students will use Stella to create a model which calculates a budget that takes account for a variety of factors.

Students will gain an understanding of income, costs, savings and the responsibility of budgeting.

Safe Braking Distance Using Stella, Steve Colafubo Jan 2006

#### Safe Braking Distance Using Stella, Steve Colafubo

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Examines distance and time required to stop a car under a variety of conditions and at various speeds.

Rise In Obesity, Tracy Boughter Jan 2006

#### Rise In Obesity, Tracy Boughter

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Obesity has increased dramatically over the past 30 years. Since obesity is the cause of many illness and diseases it is crucial to help stop this American epidemic. Rate of obesity has in fact caused the Health Association to revise their food pyramid to fit the lifestyles of the American people today. Obesity has in fact become one of leading causes of deaths in America. This has grabbed the attention of many politicians. A current advocate for healthy living is Bill Clinton. It is soon predicted to rise above tobacco in preventable deaths.

One of our goals is to predict ...

#### The Limits Of Removing Uncertainty: The Role Of Computational Science In Scientific Inquiry, Sean Metz

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To understand the workings of each program utilized for this project, which are Interactive Physics, Fortran, Microsoft Excel.

Catapult - Throwing Device, Maria Huot Dec 2005

#### Catapult - Throwing Device, Maria Huot

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Students will use multiple modeling tools to have conceptual, mathematical, and physical control over, at least, one of the variables in the design of a “Throwing Device”, to accomplish the desired goal. For safety reasons, all the devices must have a trigger mechanism.