Combining computational modeling with real-world data analysis.

MoDa is a web-based modeling environment designed for middle school science students and teachers. By putting students’ models and real-world data side by side, MoDa enables students to design models using a block-based programming language and validate them with real-world data.

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Why Compare Real World Data To Computer Models?

MoDa is built upon scientific evidence, which suggests that juxtaposing data and modeling helps students in understanding concepts more effectively by noticing and attending to differences between models and data. This leads to deeper exploration of scientific phenomena and informed decision-making in the design process.