Exploring with Models
Exploring with Models
Visualizing Earth systems with computational models.
5 - 8
Photograph by Kalen Emsley
Earth is a set of complex systems. The motion of Earth’s plates is responsible for the land we live on as well as the recycling of carbon dioxide between the oceans and the atmosphere. We rely on Earth’s energy, mineral resources, and fresh water. We also pollute, burn fossil fuels, and deforest the land—triggering climate change, soil erosion, a decrease in air quality, and the availability of clean water. This set of curriculum modules investigates Earth’s systems with computational models. Explore tectonic plates, climate change, energy choice, hurricanes, and more!
Assessing Seismic Hazards and Risk with Code
What is the likelihood that a person living in California along the San Andreas fault might experience a large earthquake? In the Assessing Seismic Hazards and Risk with Code module students investigate seismic hazards and risks by building block-based programs to create simulations and map visualizations of ground motion, deformation, and deformation build-up based on high-precision GPS data. By the end of the module, students use their data visualizations to reason about the hazards, impacts, and risks of earthquakes for people living in California.
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October 19, 2023
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