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Treasure Game Programming Activity
The treasure game programming activity is designed for people with some experience working with and extending StarLogo TNG projects who would like to learn how to build a new project from start to finish. Rather than present step-by-step instructions, it contains a series of small challenges paired with some commands that are useful for completing the challenges. The result of all of the work to complete the challenges is a fully functional, extensible treasure hunt game.
Teachers are welcome to make changes to the student worksheet by downloading the .doc version.