Using computers to create mathematical models that simulate the way the world works has gradually been transforming science. Now, thanks to a brand-new online textbook on computational science, your science teachers can get in on the revolution.
The online textbook is a product of a pilot project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Called Adventures in Supercomputing (AiS), the program's mission is to introduce computational science--loosely defined as the use of computers to study science--into the K-12 curriculum.
Over the past seven...