The paper gives three examples of numeric modeling with spreadsheets in secondary school (age 15+) physics and biology − free fall in the air, animal population, and damped oscillation. The aim is to introduce the reader to numeric modeling. The simplest numeric methods are used − Euler’s, and the finite difference method. The models enable student to experiment with the inputs and investigate the behavior of the systems.
Spreadsheet Numerical Modeling in Secondary School Physics and Biology,
Spreadsheets in Education (eJSiE):
3, Article 3.
Available at: http://epublications.bond.edu.au/ejsie/vol2/iss3/3