Do-It-Yourself (DIY) simulations can encourage creativity and critical thinking in ways that pre-packaged simulations do not. Presented at the OAPT 2018 conference, this session shared some of the lessons learned about how to incorporate a DIY simulation project into your own classroom.
The simulation engines students used primarily, included:
A brief summary of these ideas can be found in my article "DIY Simulations" posted in the OAPT newsletter (April 24, 2018).
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