Module 1 Lesson 5 - Modeling the Spread of Disease
Getting Started 5 minutes (Review)
- Review of the previous day’s lesson and concepts and connection to today’s lesson
Activity #1: Introduction to Epidemiology 25 minutes (New Learning)
Subscribe to procedures
Lightbot and StarLogo NOVA
Have students open the Lightbot Activity using this link, and complete the "Basics 1" (series of 8) activity. These steps introduce basic concepts of looping, procedures, etc within the pre-programmed Hour of Code activities, and students enjoy the challenge of completing the puzzles (and if time allows, let students continue throughout the Lightbot activities).
Then, brainstorm with students how they could create a Lightbot experience for someone else in SLNova.