The Science Mine is one of Butte’s hidden gems. This exploration-based science learning center is in need of volunteers. Your extra credit assignment will be based on teaching kids scientific principles from computer programs that you learn to write using a simple program called Scratch. Come to the Science Mine on Saturdays to complete this assignment.
The first half of the extra credit assignment will be to follow instructions from the “Coding Games in Scratch” book to create the “Star Hunter” game. (20-30 minutes)
The second half of the extra credit will be code a game that simulates Hopi Hoekstra’s oldfield mice experiment (see video below). Modifying the Star Hunter game is a good starting point for this assignment.