A detailed guide for teachers and students on using StarLogo Nova to create a model which changes an agent's location (using keyboard controls). Lesson 1a introduces the computer science and StarLogo Nova concepts of breeds, widgets, logic blocks, procedures, keyboard controls, and x and y coordinates. It also introduces concepts of independent sequential and independent simultaneous change. Lesson 1b adds changing other traits of the agent, including the z dimension, and the agent's color and shape (including creating new traits).
Battle of the Agents:
Object of the game: To learn X & Y coordinates in Spaceland.
You and your opponent sit facing each other, hiding each other’s paper with: folders, binders, fold paper in half etc.
Secretly with a pen or pencil place 4 agents, one in each quadrant on the grid labeled mine. Your opponent does the same. Don’t place any agents on the x or y axis.
You can’t change the position of any of the agents once the game has begun.
How to play: