Preview - Evolution Of Populations

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.