Ch 7: ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 2.3: Models and Simulations

About This Chapter

The Models and Simulations chapter of this ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with models and simulations. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Models and Simulations textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceFusion Models and Simulations chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the models and simulations topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • The purpose of models and simulations
  • Physical models
  • Mathematical models
  • Solving real-world issues with mathematical models
  • Conceptual models
  • Simulations and their uses

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6 Lessons in Chapter 7: ScienceFusion Intro to Science & Technology Unit 2.3: Models and Simulations
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Why Scientists Use Models & Simulations

1. Why Scientists Use Models & Simulations

What is a model? What is a simulation? And why do scientists use them? Learn how scientists analyze the past and predict the future. Then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Physical Models: Scale Models & Life-Size Models

2. Physical Models: Scale Models & Life-Size Models

What is a physical model and how is it used? Learn about the types of physical models, and the advantages and disadvantages of physical models. See how well you were able to visualize the information in this lesson by taking a quiz.

Types of Mathematical Models

3. Types of Mathematical Models

Mathematical models can be used to represent just about everything in the real world. This lesson will explain what mathematical models are, in addition to describing and providing examples of the various types of models.

Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems

4. Using Mathematical Models to Solve Problems

Mathematical modeling simply refers to the creation of mathematical formulas to represent a real world problem in mathematical terms. This lesson reviews the creation and pitfalls of mathematical models.

Conceptual Models: Definition & Characteristics

5. Conceptual Models: Definition & Characteristics

What is a conceptual model? Learn about the characteristics of conceptual models and how these models are used in science and elsewhere. Test how well you understand this concept by completing a short quiz.

Simulations: Definition & Uses

6. Simulations: Definition & Uses

What are simulations and how are they used? Explore how we use them in science, safety tests, and CGI graphics. Then take a quiz and see what you've learned.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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