Exploring NGSS in informal environments: Exceeded expectations!
Unpacking systems thinking with modeling (050317)
Alexander T. Pond Science & Engineering Resource Center
118 Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854
In science, models are used to represent a system (or parts of a system) under study, to aid in the development of questions and explanations,to generate data that can be used to make predictions, and to communicate ideas to others. In engineering, models may be used to analyze a system to see where or under what conditions flaws might develop, or to test possible solutions to a problem. Models can also be used to visualize and refine a design, to communicate a design's features to others, and as prototypes for testing design performance. Join us, as we develop models to make sense of scientific phenomena and explore exemplary examples of modelling in Science classrooms. Participants will get the opportunity to infuse their existing lesson plans with modeling as a practice.