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Why teach modeling & simulation in schools?

Advancements in science and technology take place on a global scale without much consideration of the exact implications that they may essentially have on the species or our planet. Over the last few decades, things are moving very fast and not always in a good way. The climate of the planet is changing drastically. Ice caps are melting faster than ever. Known animal species around the world are declining at rates faster than ever previously known in recorded history. We humans, might have intelligent individuals amidst us. However, collectively, to any external observer, we would perhaps seem to act more like mindless scavengers stripping the planet of its resources faster than she can ever replenish them. And this all seems to be intrinsically linked with our seemingly insatiable “collective” urge to satisfy immediate needs. So, while the technological revolution has greatly benefited humankind, our continual reliance on technology also has considerable collateral effects on the planet.

 

Why teach modeling & simulation in schools?
Muaz A. Niazi and Anatoly Temkin
Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling20175:7
https://doi.org/10.1186/s40294-017-0046-y


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Learn GIS for Free - GIS Lounge

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Learn GIS for free online from these university and institution based resources. Learn GIS on your own or supplement your existing geospatial education.
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If you are new to GIS or brushing up - this article has asome great pointers to online resources where you can quickly get your skills up todate and learn hwo to use new developments. Worth reading.

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Genesis Education: Science Module Overview

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Sometimes i forget just how awesome NASA's eduational resources are. One of my favourite is the Genesis project - which is a great way to introduce kids to concepts in particle physics and emergent phenomena. Learn more...

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BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Complexity

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss complexity and how it can help us understand the world around us. When living beings come together and act in a group, they do so in complicated and unpredictable ways: societies often behave very differently from the individuals within them. Complexity was a phenomenon little understood a generation ago, but research into complex systems now has important applications in many different fields, from biology to political science. Today it is being used to explain how birds flock, to predict traffic flow in cities and to study the spread of diseases.


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You know a topic or meme has migrated into cultural hype-scape when Melvyn Bragg discusses it on Radio 4. However it's good to see complex adaptive systems research getting  considered coverage outside of the likes of Scientific American and New Scientist who have long promoted balanced views of the field.

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Free Big Data Education: A Data Science Perspective - Daniel D. Gutierrez | Big Data Republic

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A list of free educational resources for data scientists and budding data scientists, including groups, courses, and books.
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Great set of links to useful data science resources including statistics, data analysis, machine learning, nueral nets (always a favourite) as well as free data science books coverinb Bayesian and Gaussian processes for machine learning. Worth bookmarking.

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What is life? Follow the bits

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The debate over the definition of life is getting messier and messier, but one of the pioneers on the biochemical frontier is suggesting a method to tell whether scientists are actually looking at a new form of life - measuring the number of bits of information required for the life form to replicate and evolve. Good article - learn more...

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