Preview - Animal Behavior Lab (Isopods)

Set up a chamber with roly-polies

This is a computational setup designed using a tool called NetTango. This setup will allow you to construct your own computational model of roly-poly behavior. You will use coding block to build a computational model.

Play around with some of the coding blocks and see if you can setup a chamber. 

Try the challenges below:

  1. Drag blocks over to make a chamber.
  2. Increase the size of the chamber.

  3. Move the chamber to the left, and to the right.

  4. Move the chamber up, down.

  5. “add-roly-polies”

  6. Make 2 Chambers that are connected.

  7. Add the ‘clear’ block and see how it works.

  8.  Setup again and run the model by pressing the ‘go’ button.  

Blocks can be used multiple times. Blocks can be dragged to the trash to take them out of the code.            

Anytime you make changes click on the "recompile" button followed by setup and go.

You can also watch the embedded video to learn how the use NetTango blocks to add and move roly-polies. [If the video is not displayed, ask your teacher to screen the video.]


Please answer the questions below.

What parameters did you change to move a chamber? How do they work?

How did you increase the size of the chamber?

Take screenshots of your 'setup' and 'go' procedures and upload the files.

Upload files that are less than 5MB in size.
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