Module 3 Lesson 2 - Rabbits and Grass Model

Posted January 30, 2020 by wellina

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Teaching Summary

Getting Started 5 minutes

  1. Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson.

Activity #1: Looking under the Hood 20 minutes (New Learning/Discovery)

  1. Familiar and New Command Blocks
  2. Decoding a model — looking for the parts and interactions between them
  3. What calls what? — execution of the program loop
  4. Optional - discuss how the prerequisite concepts discussed in Lesson 1 are and are not shown in the model.

Activity #2: Designing and Running Experiments 20 minutes (Guided Practice)

  1. Experimental design
  2. Running experiments
  3. Collecting and analyzing data

Wrap-Up 5 minutes (Reflection)

  1. What does computer modeling and simulation allow us to do that would be difficult to do in the real world?

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