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CAS Tyneside Hub Meeting ( CAS Gateshead Secondary Community ) Monday May 21, 2018 from 4:30PM to 6:30PM
Organised by: Nick CookNick Cook Hosted by: Urban Sciences Building, Science Central, Newcastle University
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CAS Tyneside Hub Meeting

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Urban Sciences Building, Science Central, Newcastle University

Monday May 21, 2018 from 4:30PM to 6:30PM

Light refreshments available

CAS Hub meeting on edublocks and real-world simulation with Scratch.

At this Hub meeting Marty Edwards will lead a hands-on session to edublocks - an programming environment specifically designed for transition from block based programming similar to Scratch to Python. Nick Cook will lead a session on using Scratch to simulate real-world biological systems such as epidemics and predator-prey ecosystems. This is a relatively simple introduction to modelling and simulation that can be quite powerful in itself but also lead onto the use of more complex environments such as StarLogoNG and NetLogo. Both sessions should be of interest to KS2 and KS3 teachers.


Time Topic
16:30 Registration and Refreshments
16:40 Edublocks transition from Scratch to Python - Marty Edwards, Learn IT Compute IT
17:40 Using Scratch to simulate the real world - Nick Cook, CAS North East and Newcastle University
18:30 Cose

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