Energy Boss (Alice 2)
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Competition Overview
Theme

You have been elected as the boss of all of the world's energy!  How should Earth use it?  How much does it need?  What types of energy should we use?

Not an energy expert?  No worries!  First research these topics:

  • What Are The Different Forms of Energy?
  • What Are The Different Types of Energy Sources and What Are Their Differences?
  • How Is Energy Used and How Can We Use Less of It?

Then create an animated story or game using Alice 2 to explain how you would manage the world's energy!  Make sure you explain why the world should follow your plans - use support from your research to back up your ideas!

It's your energy - it's your rules!

 

Resources to Research:


 


Software Required: Alice 2

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Rules / Requirements

  1. Projects may be submitted by individuals or by teams
    1. Individuals must sign into their account and return to this page to submit their project
    2. Teams sign in with one member's account and return to this page to submit their project
      1. Teams can range from 2 individuals to a whole classroom
  2. Projects must be created in Alice 2.3.
  3. Projects must be uploaded in the a2w format - no zip files.
  4. Projects may have interaction; but it is not required.
  5. Participants must evaluate five other submissions during the evaluation phase in order to qualify.
  6. Resources may be cited in the comments or in the animation - the important thing as that the evaluators clearly know where you researched your information.
  7. Projects will be judged based on this rubric.

What is Alice 2?

Create animations, tell a story, make an interactive game, and share it on the web all while learning the methods and basics of programming.

 

Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming.  Students learn fundamental programming as they create animated movies and simple video games.

 

In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects. In Alice's interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program, where the instructions correspond to standard statements in a production oriented programming language, such as Java, C++, and C#.

 

Alice allows students to immediately see how their animation programs run, enabling them to easily understand the relationship between the programming statements and the behavior of objects in their animation.

 

By manipulating the objects in their virtual world, students gain experience with all the programming constructs typically taught in an introductory programming course.

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Key Dates
Phases

Date Availability

Submission

03/01/13 to 05/10/13

Evaluation

05/11/13 to 05/24/13

Winners Announced

05/31/13

How to Participate
Step 1: Register
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Step 2: Submit Your Stuff

March 01, 2013 - May 10, 2013

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Step 3: Evaluate Submissions

May 11, 2013 - May 24, 2013

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Step 4: Review Evaluations

May 24, 2013 - May 31, 2013

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