Document Type

Lesson Plan

Publication Date

6-2015

Abstract

The particle transport simulation is designed to help students gain a deeper level of understanding of the relationship between velocity and particle size. Students will be able to manipulate the velocity and particle size to see if the particle will move. The mathematical component will require the students to construct a particle graph using the simulator and Earth Science Reference Table (ESRT).

Comments

Students will need access to NetLogo, Excel and/or graph paper, "Relationship of Transported Particle Size to Water Velocity" graph found in the New York State Earth Science Reference Table (2011 edition).

Tools used

NetLogo, NYS Earth Science Reference Table (2011), Excel

Grade Level

8-9

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