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Supporting scientific modeling and simulation

Model - It allows students to easily build, test, and evaluate qualitative models. Students can create models that represent their theories about the scientific phenomena being investigated and run simulations in order to test their models.

First, students plan their models by writing down ideas and translating these ideas into objects and factors. The objects in a model are displayed using photo-realistic graphics that students can create themselves. Next, they build relationship links between the factors, using a variety of representations from qualitative to quantitative. A graphical view of each relationship is also provided.

Once relationships are built students can test their models to see the results. For data visualization Model - It provides meters and graphs to view factor values. While a model is running students can change the values of factors and immediately see the effects.

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