GasLab-an Extensible Modeling Toolkit for Exploring Micro- and Macro- Views of Gases
U. Wilensky 1999 Computer Modeling and Simulation in Science Education. Roberts, N., Feurzeig, W. and Hunter, B. (Eds.). Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag.

This chapter is set in the context of dynamic systems modeling and the Connected Probability Project. It discusses uses of StarLogo, an object-based parallel modeling language (OBPML), and StarLogoT, a Macintosh version of StarLogo. The chapterís main focus is the use of model-based inquiry in education and the evolution of GasLab, a set of StarLogoT models that encourage users to connect their conceptual and mathematical understanding of how gas behaves as part of a dynamic system.



Subject: Chemistry, Education
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Book Section
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models