ERIC Number: ED052607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
BASIC Simulation Programs; Volumes I and II. Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry.
Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA.; New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.
Computer programs which teach concepts and processes related to biology, earth science, and chemistry are presented. The seven biology problems deal with aspects of genetics, evolution and natural selection, gametogenesis, enzymes, photosynthesis, and the transport of material across a membrane. Four earth science problems concern climates, the formation of cumulus clouds, and water budgets. The 12 chemistry problems take up atomic weight, Avogadro's number, radioactive decay, half-life, equilibrium, mass defect, molarity, pH, percent composition, and mass and volume problems. For each lesson the objectives, necessary preliminary preparation, knowledge prerequisites, ways to use the problem, the computer program, and sample printouts are provided. All programs are written in the language BASIC, and the topics are suitable for the high school level. (JK)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemical Equilibrium, Chemistry, Climate, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Concept Teaching, Earth Science, Genetics, Guides, Natural Sciences, Program Descriptions, Secondary School Science, Teaching Guides
Digital Equipment Corporation, Educational Marketing (5-2), 146 Main Street, Maynard, Massachusetts 01754 ($4.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Digital Equipment Corp., Maynard, MA.; New York Polytechnic Inst., NY.
Note: Developed by the Huntington Computer Project