A nice intro to math modeling for budding math modelers:

A nice intro to math modeling for budding math modelers:

NCLab is a public cloud computing platform for K-12 schools and homeschoolers, that provides engaging self-paced interactive courses in various STEM subjects.

The electrostatics elasticity modules look interesting!

https://nclab.com/electrostatics/

Warning. Some of the content is not free.

http://www.cse.illinois.edu/iem/

The interactive educational modules on this site assist in learning basic concepts and algorithms of scientific computing., Each module is a Java applet that is accessible through a web browser., For each applet, you can select problem data and algorithm choices interactively and then receive immediate feedback on the results, both numerically and graphically.

http://robotics-academy.org/blog/2010/08/25/can-math-help-in-lego-robotics-competitions-part-2-of-4/

Compares strategies used by students in a competition. Some used math, some didn’t. Their scores varied WIDELY!!

http://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/top-blogs/science-teacher/

Not exactly computers but still interesting links to blogs by science teachers.

http://tonyforster.blogspot.com/search/label/TurtleArt

From the author, Tony Forster:

“Here I look at some basic mathematics ideas: number, equality, addition and functions to see how the visual representations match the mathematics concepts and might aid understanding”

This might be a stretch for young people to use to learn about using computers to do simulations but maybe a teacher could use it to demonstrate using computers to model fluid flows:

http://education.ti.com/educationportal/activityexchange/Activity.do?cid=US&aId=8518

“Students will investigate several different regression models and determine which of the models makes the most sense, based upon a real-world situation (cooling a cup of hot chocolate).”

This is geared for TI calculators but the idea could be used for applications on computers also.

http://www.fractalsciencekit.com/

The Fractal Science Kit is a program to explore a mathematical object called a fractal. The term fractal was coined by Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975 in his book Fractals: Form, Chance, and Dimension. In 1979, while studying the Julia set, Mandelbrot discovered what is now called the Mandelbrot set and inspired a generation of mathematicians and computer programmers in the study of fractals and fractal geometry.

It does cost $49.95 but it looks good!

http://www.simberon.com/elastolab.htm

ElastoLab is a fun program for kids that lets them play with sound, images and motion in a simulated physics environment.

ElastoLab has been released as an open-source free-ware program.