Computational Thinking in Science and Math
Using Blocks to Model Ecosystems
In this lesson, you will build and explore computational models of living systems. A special type of scientist called computational biologists, use computational models to study biological systems.
This unit focuses on prey-predator interactions in an ecosystem. It uses two computational modeling environments - NetTango and NetLogo.
NetTango is a block-based coding environment. It uses blocks to create a code for a computer program to perform certain tasks.
NetLogo is text-based coding environment. It uses text to write code for creating computational models.
As you spend your time learning about how to construct computational models of prey-predator ecosystems, you will learn a bit about coding using blocks as well as text.