Life Science Challenge #1


#1

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  1. Which challenge question did you chose, and why?
  2. URL for public link.
  3. What did you struggle with most?
  4. Is there anything else you still need help with?

#2
  1. I chose the easy version because I’m not teaching in this subject area.
  2. http://www.slnova.org/Pullmann/projects/114703/
  3. I struggled with the rabbits running away from the wolves, but I got it.
  4. No, there is nothing that I need help with, thank you.

#3

I chose the first one because it was the easiest. This is not my content area so it is tough for me. http://www.slnova.org/Mortensen/projects/117837/


#4

I chose the first one because my students are learning about the basic traits and behaviors of animals. This will be one of many extension activities - dovetailing with our food web/predator-prey relationships.

http://www.slnova.org/kimmelce42/projects/122954/

I did not struggle, but I am not sure if the motion of “rabbits running away” made any appreciable difference. I made the rabbits faster, but neither predator nor prey are random in their movements - they are very purposeful because they live to survive.


#5

http://www.slnova.org/dstanton/projects/128529/
I chose this one because it helps the students distinguish between predator and prey. I did not struggle with this one.


#6

I chose the easy task as this is not the module I will be working with. “If/else” blocks are a bit of a struggle for me, but I am working through it. I continue to need help…but don’t we all?


#7

Let me know if I can help at all. I am a Project GUTS facilitator and if you post your link (and have the project in your public gallery) I can take a look and make some suggestions. Or contact me: paigeaprescott@gmail.com


#8

I chose challenge 1.
http://www.slnova.org/dawn.monson/projects/135598/


#9

http://www.slnova.org/edavis77/projects/70615/

This was my first project when we first did our training. For some reason, it really connected with the way I think so I had little trouble completing this challenge. I think this one is kind of fun to mess with.


#10

I chose the first one because I couldn’t get it or something like it, to work during the training session.
http://www.slnova.org/mann_d/projects/142014/
I struggled with figuring out that I needed to actually write the code instead of copying it in order for it to work. After that, it worked as expected.
Probably on the more advanced challenges.


#11

it is possible to copy/paste the code but you have to be careful with how things are named and to not use traits or procedures that were created for a different breed. Therefore, it helps to recreate the code the way you did. I find it also makes one more aware of the blocks and what they are trying to achieve in the project.
Paige- Project GUTS facilitator


#12

I chose the medium task, adding predators competing for the same resource.

http://www.slnova.org/apatti/projects/114524/

I actually enjoyed this task the most. The hardest part was being able to have reproduction added into the equation.


#13

I added an invasive weed
http://www.slnova.org/wellalan/projects/74545/


#14

http://www.slnova.org/jstrader11/projects/66130/

I did an invasive species project.


#15
  1. I chose the easy challenge because I have not had any experience in modifying Module 3.
  2. http://www.slnova.org/kenneth2.williams/projects/171512/
  3. Getting the predator to follow the rabbits was a challenge.
  4. How to modify the interactions between rabbits, predators, and grass to not kill off all of the agents.

#16

I like how you’re able to dynamically add the function while it’s running. Might be interesting to make the new invasive species a ‘new breed’ (a la StarLogo) and have different behaviors. That would an extension of what you already have completed.

regards,
Paige
Project GUTS facilitator


#17

http://www.slnova.org/TeacherCervantes/projects/180977/

I did the easy version because I will not be teaching this lesson due to the fact I don’t teach life science.

I did however enjoy this one since life science is my favorite.

I do not need help. Thank you though.


#18
  1. I was going to try something a little more challenging this time, but it took me a really long time just to get the lion to chase the rabbit and the rabbit to run away, so I stuck with the easy version of the ecosystem.
  2. http://www.slnova.org/cristine_maisano/projects/181007/
  3. I tried to add a line to the graph to represent the lion population but doing that caused the entire graph not to work, so I deleted the portions of code I added to the World to try and make this happen. Thinking about it now I wonder if I had to do something more when I was editing the widget besides just adding the series but I’m not sure.
  4. Nothing else I need help with at the moment. It surprises me how quickly I forget certain things just by not doing this everyday. I did a number of Code.org day challenges but this is a different, less straightforward set-up and you do have to remember what the different commands do (I.e., its not always intuitive how to set up conditional statements).

#19

Rabbits and Grass with mountain lion REMIX 2015-12-31 15:07:02.530808
Hi I added two predators. I’m still struggling with SLNova and having to refresh constantly.


#20

http://www.slnova.org/kndoyle/projects/196631/ I do not think this project is working because my computer crashes when I run the program so I can not seem to find the problem.