The class engineer a creature to try and win a race and then let evolution loose.
This introduces the use of computational modelling showing how it can be used to help test and understand scientific theories – in this case evolution by natural selection.
- computational modelling
- computational thinking
- genetic algorithms
This session comes with linked activity sheets and ‘story’ write-ups that you can download:
- Activity: Sodarace: Exploring Evolution with Computational Thinking [PDF]
- Slides: Sodarace Evolution [PPT]
- Java App: Sodarace Kiosk (Follow link and download from top right corner)
- Video: Sodarace Amoeba Race Video [MOV]