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dc.creatorStaats, Kai
dc.creatorBrown, Tyson
dc.creatorMelotti, Ezio
dc.creatorBarnes, Pete
dc.creatorHollingsworth, Gretchen
dc.creatorPope, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-24T19:26:01Z
dc.date.available2021-06-24T19:26:01Z
dc.date.issued7/12/2021
dc.identifier.otherICES-2021-275
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/87231
dc.descriptionKai Staats, Over the Sun, LLC
dc.descriptionTyson Brown, National Geographic Society
dc.descriptionEzio Melotti, Over the Sun, LLC
dc.descriptionPete Barnes, New Albany Intermediate
dc.descriptionGretchen Hollingsworth, Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy
dc.descriptionMichael Pope, Zama American Middle/High School
dc.descriptionICES307: Collaboration, Education Outreach, and Public Engagementen
dc.descriptionThe 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held virtually on 12 July 2021 through 14 July 2021.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Scalable, Interactive Model of an Off-World Community (SIMOC) is an agent-based model, a simulation through which semi-autonomous agents interact and whose behavior, when allowed to unfold over a specified time, may exhibit non-linear, dynamic, and probabilistic behavior. Data was derived from plant physiology studies, the Baseline Values and Assumptions Document, and Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) modeling validated by Paragon Space Development Corporation. SIMOC approximates photosynthetic activated radiation (PAR), H2O, O2, and CO2 parameters with non-linear plant growth functions derived from a barley fodder experiment conducted at the University of Arizona�s Biosphere 2. In addition to its research-grade simulation engine, SIMOC is a platform for education. SIMOC includes a fully developed, Next Generation Science Standards-aligned teacher-student curriculum for grades 5-8 and 9-14. Users prepare a custom configuration of a human habitat on Mars. By selecting the duration of the mission, number of astronauts, stored food, crew quarters and greenhouse, type and quantity of plant species, and system for energy production and storage, students learn about the complexity and challenge of designing a long duration, off-world mission for which a balance between mechanical and plant-based life support is mission critical. As of June 2020 National Geographic is hosting SIMOC at the NGS Education Resource Library, a web-based repository of more than 4000 curricular assets for K-12+ with subjects including geography, biology, chemistry, anthropology, mathematics, physics, and space exploration. This publication presents the results of a world-wide engagement of SIMOC, with specific examples of how SIMOC was integrated into virtual classrooms during the COVID pandemic for an iterative exploration of the scientific method.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher50th International Conference on Environmental Systemsen_US
dc.subjectvirtual classroom
dc.subjectdistance learning
dc.subjectauthentic science
dc.subjectengineering design
dc.subjectnext generation science standards
dc.subjectNGSS
dc.subjectsimulation
dc.subjectlunar habitat
dc.subjectmars habitat
dc.subjectblss
dc.subjecteclss
dc.subjectbioregenerative life support
dc.titleSIMOC � A hi-fidelity simulation of off-world, human habitation and bioregenerative life support as a platform for citizen scientists and virtual classroomsen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US


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