Big Game Theory

  • June 1, 2020 - June 5, 2020 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Students in Grades 5th-8th

Are you interested in finding out what happens if zombies enter your neighborhood? What are the chances of survival? What happens if there is a vaccination? Can you save the neighborhood? Big Game Theory gives you a chance to create a virtual computer world and run what-if experiments to see what might happen. Irresponsible fishing has reduced wild fish population to historically low levels. What would happen to fish populations if we stop irresponsible fishing? Using NetLogo agent-based software and board games, you will have the opportunity to design your own virtual computer world and run your own what-if simulations. At the conclusion of the program, you will be able to show what happens in your virtual world!

This one week virtual program runs from 9am-12pm on June 1st-5th and is open to rising 5th-8th Graders, ages 10-14.

Our virtual programs will include the following:
– 2 hours per day of direct instruction (9am-11am)
– Full class instruction
– Break out room instruction
– 1 hour per day of independent project development (11am-12pm)
– Independent off screen time
– Instructor help will be available during this time
-Friday Presentations
– Parents, families and friends are invited to join the final presentations of what students have created during the week.

Tech Needs for Program:
– Computer (Mac or Windows PC)

– Internet Access with access to virtual platform
– Webcam

You will receive an email a week prior to the start of the program with information regarding schedule, logging into the program, supplies as well as the culminating program presentation information.

Important Information

***Please fill out the student forms located here for participation in this program***

Please review our Cancellation/Refund Policy