Computer Modelling

A unique online resource, encompassing interactive models, video clips and fact files that support teachers in delivering an under-resourced area of the KS2 ICT curriculum.

Manage your own reservoir with Espresso's latest interactive learning adventure!

This is a great South West resource as all videos are shot in Plymouth and the surrounding areas, and is based on real case studies in homes and businesses in the South West. Computer modelling features Burrator and Avon Dam reservoirs and South West Water in Exeter.

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How can I access this resource?

Key features:

  • Demonstrates the roles that computer models play in dealing with real-life issues introducing children to spreadsheets to create their own models to represent and manage situations that are meaningful to them
  • Features two powerful interactive models at its heart, incorporating real water management data from South West Water:
    • 'Water management' allows pupils to control and manage the water supply to a population
    • 'Water at home' examines how water saving measures can be adopted in the home

This resource addresses:

  • QCA ICT Unit 66: Spreadsheet modelling
  • QCA Geography Unit 11: Water & Unit 14: Investigating rivers
  • Cross curricular development