You will watch a video about modeling, complex systems, and agent-based modeling. You will also read an article titled “Why Model?” which the lecture is based upon and which describes more examples of modeling. You will use a web-based program called Toolblox to investigate a Fish evolution model and answer some questions.
Download the Modeling Video (146 MB, ZIP)
Read the essay “Why Model?” Respond to this question in the forum: How would you convince a teacher to try modeling in his or her classroom? How would you advise him or her to start?
Use Toolblox to investigate the EvoFish model. Follow the directions in the project description, copy and paste the questions in a separate document, and copy/paste the questions and your answers along with a reflection about the activity in the forum.
Note: Before you click the buttons in the model, click “Run Code” at the top of the page.