Simulation of a physical system
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The Cloudworks Team
17 June 2008
Students’ understanding of a complex physical process such as global warming can be limited if they cannot explore the relationships between different parts of the system.
This simulation allows students to interact with mathematical models of planetary physics, moving sliders to adjust half a dozen or so parameters to see how changing one or two of them affects the Earth’s temperature. It also helps students appreciate how models are used to understand reality. [Valda Stevens, Neil McBride]