Earth Science Challenge #2


I created a rock for the water to hit and run off to the sides


Took the easy challenge again, been so long since I did this that I don’t remember how to create layers, etc.
would have preferred this would have been due closer to the last in person training date
motivating myself to understand the more complicated stuff


Took the easy challange and still couldn’t figure out how to do it. I remember that in Boise, it was so easy. But I’ve forgotten how to do it. I’ve spent 30 minutes trying to remember.



Again, I chose the easier challenge to install a deeper or more shallow well pump. To change the depth I changed repeat code in an effort to create a taller well. I did this by changing the “repeat” block from 49 to 79 to create an 80 block tall pump plus a 5-block tall area that is yellow.

This only worked on the original code pump as my two created pumps are not working.


  1. I took the easy challenge. I did this b/c my skills are only to the novice level.
  2. I struggle with getting my simulations to run. I am unable to locate the errors which is causing me stress
  3. Completing a challenge
  4. Help me locate errord


I chose to make a shallower pump. As a result, it hardly absorbed any water.

It was challenging to remember the setup of the pumps versus the functionality of the pump.


I chose the first challenge of making a shallower pump because I do not teach earth science. My project is located at and I am still unable to get pump 2 to do anything, but I did get pump 1 shorter and working. Weird thing: the plot of what was pumped jumps all over the place - not sure why. Any suggestions would be wonderful!


I added to the previous challenge problem on the same document. I chose challenge number 2 as it pertains to runoff and impermeable layers, which I teach in Earth Science. I was not able to figure out how to make it evaporate within a specific time of hitting the asphalt.


I chose the 1st challenge because it would be something that I would try to implement with my students. I didn’t struggle with this at all. I don’t need any help at this time.


I did the intermediate project and added a layer of asphalt. I also shortened one pump. I’m having trouble getting the water to puddle.


Changing the depth of the pumps is easy as far as making it happen but it takes thought to be able to set them to the right depth. Getting my students to really think about the coordinate plane has been difficult. One thing I found made it simpler as to have a example plane posted so they could refer to it.


I did challenge 2 - a deeper/shallow pump and changing location in setup loop.


Deeper pump


I did challenge #1. I did not teach this module.


Challenge one took a lot of time, so I thought I would do the easy challenge. I think making a longer (“deeper”) pump really helps to see how much more water it would pull out of the aquifer. I added this onto my original that also contained the line graph.


Which challenge question did you chose, and why?
I chose the easy challenge because I still feel challenged by it! I am not as familiar with this model.

URL for public link.

What did you struggle with most?
I did not struggle as much with this challenge.

Is there anything else you still need help with?
I still cannot figure out how to populate the data boxes with data for the water pump.

  1. I have not taught this module so I chose the easy challenge.
  3. I struggled with finding how to change the depth-which programming to change and why.
  4. I have the old manual and would appreciate having additional help provided in the new manual. OK for now.

  1. I chose to make the second pump shallow.
  3. I’m still struggling with getting the second pump to work the same way as the first pump, even though all the code looks the same.

  1. I chose the easy challenge and made a more shallow pump because I am not as familiar with this module.
  3. I don’t think I had any problems. It looks like it works. The water goes away when it comes in contact with the yellow portion of the pump, which I think is what is supposed to happen?