Combining computational modeling with real-world data analysis.

Unit Overview

Ink spread in water
Task 1: How does ink spread in water?
Create a model
Task 2: Como a tinta se dispersa na água?
Create a model


Students investigate and model how and why ink spreads at different speeds in more quickly in hot and than cold water. They will analyze experimental data and program a MoDa model to explain the trends. The MoDa model will be based on video data from the experiment.

General Info


from 6 to 8 classes

Target age

Grades 7 - 8