I’ve been invited to run a couple of sessions at the Merseyside Science Conference in July on Computing and the Science Curriculum.
As well as providing background and an update on the newly emerging Computing curriculum, I’ll be describing some ways in which science teachers can make use of computational tools to support the development of scientific thinking. In particular I’ll be focussing on tools that can engage pupils in exploring scientific ideas through the use of computational modelling – which sounds hard but needn’t be when highly developed and free tools such as NetLogo and StarLogo TNG are available.
If you want to find out more, please book in to to the conference.
For those unable to make the conference, I’ll post the support materials used in the session here, after the event.