IS1001 – First-Year Seminar – Fall 2006

Bottom dwellers in an ocean of air

Jamboree

 

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All FYS sections will prepare a contribution to the Jamboree on November 30 from 9 am to 3 pm in Oyate Hall.

This will be subject to discussion in the group - the sky is the limit. For past-year’s jamboree see http://www.morris.umn.edu/academic/is1001/jamboree.shtml

 

Some funds are available which can be used to prepare a Jamboree contribution – all subject to group decision.

 

New developments:

 

 

Section 19 (1-1:50 pm)

 

 

Section 21 (2-2:50 pm)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Discussion:

-          global warming as central theme

-          something cool and interesting

-          fans and spray?

-          Survey: do you believe in global warming?

-          Data in support or not?

-          Work together with section 21?

 

Discussion:

-          a cool model of a weather event as central object

-          maybe a presentation of statistics related to the weather model

-          possibly hurricanes?

 

Michelle found this link: http://www.bizarrelabs.com/hurr.htm

 

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Project may be a game:

Think of two questions by next Thursday

Think of game features

Class will work on the game next Thursday

Looked at the hurricane model. Still looking for alternatives, although hurricane model seems quite workable.

Background presentation needed.

Will pick this up next Thursday.

 

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Lots of game questions were collected – more on global warming are needed if it is to remain the theme.

The game will be outside, have the shape of a thermometer made from tarp or trash bags, involve rain coats and water bombs as well as Skittles.

 

Please check the Jamboree request form and give me info on answers.

A plan B is needed if the hurricane experiment does not work out. Tornado tubes?

Two work groups have been established. One group will work toward the physical box, starting with a part list. The other group will work out a PowerPoint presentation to go with the experiment.

 

Please check the Jamboree request form and give me info on answers.

 

Tuesday, October 24 2006

Decisions:

Game will be outside, requires 1 table and 3 chairs

 

submitted jamboree request form

Decisions:

Display will be in Oyate hall, requires 1 table and 4 chairs, a PC and a projector, outlet, extension cord, power strip

 

Tuesday: separate work groups

 

submitted jamboree request form

 

List for work on PowerPoint

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Game will be inside.

Work on game

general layout

list of questions

Plan: practical work session on Tuesday, November 14

Shopping for Materials.

Assembling slides for presentation.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Materials have been bought.

List of questions has been updated.

Reviewed materials and identified missing pieces

Tara has the PowerPoint materials

Tuesday, November 14, 2005

Practical assembly

Pieces for game board have been cut

More questions have been found

pictures

Practical assembly

Wooden box has been assembled

More tools have been bought

pictures

Friday, November 17, 2006

Game board is assembled

A test run has been done

More test runs may be needed

The PowerPoint presentation is ready

Steel frame has been drilled

Inside has been spray painted

pictures

 

Monday, November 27, 2006

Here is the sign-up sheet for Thursday.

Please pick at least two time slots. Make sure you do not skip other classes.

Here is the sign-up sheet for Thursday.

Please pick at least two time slots. Make sure you do not skip other classes.

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

 

Please check your sign-up time here.

A lay-out for the Jamboree

The complete jamboree handout hangs on my office door Sci2315

 

Please check your sign-up time here.

A lay-out for the Jamboree

The complete jamboree handout hangs on my office door Sci2315.

Here is a note sheet for the hurricane box.

 

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