- I finished by choosing the easy challenge again.
- I realized I not only had to change the heading like the instructions asked for, but also change the x and y coordinates.
I chose the easy one because it took less time. I think that I could have gotten the other challenges to work if I had more time to work on them.
Here is my challenge. I chose the easy one but I think my computer can’t hold the code. I think I set the heading for the copper nitrate to -90 so it should fall to the bottom but my code kept glitching when I was running it without any extra code.
I chose the easy model changes. The URL is http://www.slnova.org/ckopp/projects/307496/. In order to create the downward movement of the precipitate, I used the Water Pump model groundwater movement coding.
I think I figured this one out, too. All of the silver nitrate ended up in the same spot (25, 25) like I think the challenge asked me to do.
Which challenge question did you chose, and why? I chose the first one because it was easier for me to understand.
URL for public link. http://www.slnova.org/189071/projects/308199/
What did you struggle with most? I was actually ok with this one.
Is there anything else you still need help with? In general I need more practice.
http://www.slnova.org/Ywhitehead/projects/407417/ Difficult getting the precipitate to fall. I think my code math was off in getting it to fall properly.
I chose to make the silver nitrate move to the bottom. I chose this because I wanted to better understand the set heading block. I did not struggle with this challenge. I got help from the cookbook. I found it helpful that in addition to giving algorithms, the cookbook explained how the code blocks work. I was able to learn what the set heading block is all about. After that I was able to chose the right direction for the silver nitrate (270 degrees) without seeing the solution in the cookbook. I will encourage my students to read about the code blocks to learn more about them.
- Medium to challenge myself a little more.
- I struggled with the coding of getting the particles of silver to fall.
- I think I finally got it.
The easy one. I struggled with figuring out what “set heading” really did.
- I chose the hard challenge due to the fact this lab is done in my class.
- I keep focusing on the content and not on manipulating the code.
- At this time, I just need to find class time to put Code into place and run with it.
- We, Tracy Conover and I, chose the hard lesson within the Physical Science section. This is something that Tracy teaches and as the Instructional Technology Liaison, I am helping her.
- I struggle the most with the actual science, to be perfectly honest. It will be difficult for me to help students when I am not sure of what to ask them scientifically to guide them.
- I just need more practice. It will come in time.