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Issue No.05 - September/October (2008 vol.10)
pp: 24-27
Robert F. Tinker , Concord Consortium
ABSTRACT
The Molecular Workbench offers highly interactive molecular dynamics simulations to help students learn difficult scientific concepts. The software demonstrates how scientists can transform research tools into educational tools. Research studies show that students learn better using computational models.
INDEX TERMS
Molecular dynamics, computational science, computational modeling, high-performance computing, education, and interactive learning, high-performance computing, HPC, HPC in Education
CITATION
Robert F. Tinker, "Applying Computational Science to Education: The Molecular Workbench Paradigm", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.10, no. 5, pp. 24-27, September/October 2008, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2008.108
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7. J.M. Casperson and M.C. Linn, "Using Visualizations to Teach Electrostatics," Am. J. of Physics, vol. 74, no. 4, 2006, pp. 316–323.
8. S.C. Sendlinger et al., "Transforming Chemistry Education through Computational Science: A K-20+ Partnership," Computing in Science &Eng., vol. 10, no. 5, 2008, pp. 34–39.
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