Scientists use models and simulations to help them visualize, explain, and make predictions and hypotheses about the structures, properties, and behaviors of phenomena (e.g., objects, materials, processes, systems). The extremely small size and complexity of nanoscale targets make models and simulations useful for the study and design of nanoscale phenomena. Students should develop understanding of two broad learning goals for the big idea. Similar learning goals can be applied in many contexts in the science curriculum.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/14/2009Stock # PB241X_12