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9780807740828

Adventures in Modeling: Exploring Complex, Dynamic Systems With Starlogo

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807740828

  • ISBN10:

    0807740829

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Teachers College Pr

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Summary

This powerful learning experience will show you how to use models to explore complex, dynamic systems or events (like predator/prey interactions or traffic jams) even if you have no prior experience. The full-colour book isncludes a CD-ROM with StarLogo and many fascinating classroom projects.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(3)
Travels with StarLogo
4(5)
Models in Science and Education
9(4)
Planning Your Adventure
13(6)
Frequently Asked Questions
19(3)
Adventures in a Secondary School Environment
22(8)
StarLogo World
30(5)
Activities and Challenges 35(103)
Activity 1: A Round of Applause
37(3)
Challenge 1: A StarLogo Modeler Is Born
40(4)
Activity 2: 27 Blind Mice
44(4)
Challenge 2: Turtles, I Command Thee
48(8)
Activity 3: Pixelated Paths
56(2)
Challenge 3: Landmark Decisions
58(9)
Activity 4: Watch Your Investments Grow
67(3)
Challenge 4: Turning Turtles Into Termites
70(7)
Activity 5: Survival of the Fittest Paper Catchers
77(3)
Challenge 5: State of the Turtles
80(8)
Activity 6: Sold! to the Highest Bidder
88(4)
Challenge 6: Teaching Turtles to Talk
92(7)
Activity 7: Foraging Frenzy
99(3)
Challenge 7: Quest for Communication
102(7)
Activity 8: Majority Rules
109(3)
Challenge 8: The Plot Thickens
112(7)
Activity 9: Flight of the Humanboids
119(3)
Challenge 9: How to Track a Turtle
122(4)
Activity 10: The Gambler's Dilemma
126(4)
Challenge 10: Breeds-The Final Frontier
130(8)
Student Handouts 138(50)
Appendices
Appendix A: Notes for MacStarLogo Users
174(6)
Appendix B: Collected Hints
180(5)
Appendix D: Common StarLogo Error Messages
185(3)
Bibliography 188

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