The mission of Science By Simulation is to help modernize
science education through the use of computational platforms based on modeling
and simulation technology. In many cases, this also requires unique databases to
support the simulation.
an increasingly important way of doing modern science, and our goal is to
make simulation methods accessible to science education. This approach supplements classroom learning, laboratory
experiments and textbooks, and provides virtual labs in which systems can be
modeled, experiments can be conducted and data/results can be collected and
analyzed to gain
Our science education tools are designed and built by simulation experts, and put powerful modeling and simulation capabilities in the hands
of students and teachers. We do not provide animation tools that typically
demonstrate a limited number of "simulations", but real and flexible simulation
tools -- similar to tools used in industry -- that can be used for serious
scientific study and inquiry.
Our tools typically include these elements:
The ability to describe, or model, a system -- such as a chemical reaction
The use of an extensive database of basic properties to support the modeling --
such as the thermodynamic properties of chemical species.
A simulation engine -- event-based or time-based or both -- to exercise the
system and "run" it from an initial state to some final state.