Outreach: Fortran and MD Simulation

In this module students will learn basic programming skills while exploring kinetic molecular theory and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. Students will create hypotheses about how changing the parameters in their programs will affect the simulation. The data produced from the simulations such as temperature, potential energy, and coordination, will be graphed and analyzed by the students and compared to their hypotheses.

MA State Standards Addressed:

9-12.DTC.a.1, 9-12.DTC.b.1, 9-12.CT.c.6, 9-12.CT.e.1, 9-12.CT.e.2, 9-12.CT.d.1, 9-12.CT.d.2, 9-12.CT.d.3, 9-12.CT.d.5, 9-12.CT.d.6, 9-12.CT.d.8, 9-12.CT.d.9, HS-PS1-3, HS-PS1-5
We’d love to know about any questions, issues when implementing this module, and feedback you have! Please email your comments and questions to YSL.