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Revision as of 16:18, 7 March 2009

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Fire

Overview

This short unit about the spreading of forest fires is intended to teach some of the basics of using a simple pre-made model/simulation. While there are many benefits to using this model, the ability to physically verify the results proves to be difficult. It turns out that the rudimentary simulation of a wild fire spreading through a forest of varying densities can be implemented in a wide range of tools including NetLogo, AgentSheets, Vensim, Excel, and possibly others. Thus, this single model can teach the basics of simulation techniques like agent modeling, cellular automata, and systems dynamics without requiring students to relearn or rediscover what results to expect and allows them to focus on the methods and the techniques.

Background Reading

For Teachers/TAs

For Students

Reference Material

WildFire Modeling (wikipedia)

Agent-based modeling and simulation of wildland fire suppression

Cellular Automata (wikipedia)

History of Cellular Automata


Lecture Notes

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lab

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Software

Bill of Materials

As long as the students don't try to actually burn down a forest to validate these models, there is no cost for this lab.

Evaluation

CRS Questions

  1. A technique called "systematic dynamical conflagration"
  2. Going out back campus and ....
  3. Coding all the properties of wood into a program
  4. A technique called "cellular automata"
  1. Automated Telecomune
  2. Tessellation Automata
  3. Biological Automated Simulation
  4. Systems Dynamics
  1. Stephen Wolfram
  2. John von Neumann
  3. Alan Turing
  4. Stanislaw Ulam

Quiz Questions

Fire Metadata

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Scheduling

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Concepts and Techniques

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Scaffolded Learning

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Inquiry Based Learning

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