Adventures in

Alice Programming

Duke University, Durham, NC

Alice Programming Header Graphic

Alice Examples for Middle School and High School

Here are example worlds we developed for the Workshop on Alice for Middle school and High School teachers held in June and July 2008 at Duke University. We may still be putting up a few more examples.

Note that all these worlds were written on PC. Some worlds may look a little off if run on a Mac.

NOTE about downloading Alice worlds. Most likely your computer does not know what an Alice world file is, with extention .a2w. If the Alice world you download is called story.a2w, your computer may think it is a .zip file and rename it to story.zip or story.a2w.zip. DO NOT unpack it or extract files, but instead rename it back to story.a2w. If you cannot figure out how to rename it, then you can leave it with the .zip extension. Start Alice and when you try to load a file, where it says "Files of Type:", select All Files. Then you can see story.zip there.

Mathematics

  • Nemo Learns Math (written by Ruthie Tucker)
    • Subject: Addition
    • Brief Description: A School of Fish take a math lesson from a stingray
    • Age Group: Varies with Level of Math Implemented
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

  • Birthday Calculator (written by Gaetjens Lezin)
    • Subject: Math Formula
    • Brief Description: A demonstration of a birthday calculator using an Algorithm developed by John Conway of Princeton University. You enter the date you were born and the calculator tells you what day you were born on.
    • Age Group: Middle School
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

Spanish - Introductory

  • Spanish Quiz (written by Ruthie Tucker)
    • Subject: Spanish Vocabulary
    • Brief Description: Kids click on names of animals in the desert to determine what they are
    • Age Group: All
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

History

  • Ancient History Tour (written by Ruthie Tucker)
    • Subject: Egypt
    • Brief Description: Users follow Cleopatra on a tour through ancient Egypt.
    • Age Group: All
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

Science

  • Water World (written by Deborah Nelson)
    • Subject: Sources of Water
    • Brief Description: An exploration of several environments where water is found.
    • Age Group: Middle School; depends on facts included
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

  • Artic World (written by Ruthie Tucker)
    • Subject: Arctic Life
    • Brief Description: Interactive Tour of Arctic Regions.
    • Age Group: Middle School; depends on facts included
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

  • The Moon (written by Deborah Nelson)
    • Subject: Questions about the moon
    • Brief Description: A user interactive world in which a scientist woman asks a series of scientific questions about the moon and the history of human space exploration. A range of questions are asked: multiple choice, true/false, and fill in the blank
    • Age Group: Middle School
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

  • Volcano (written by Stephen Jones)
    • Subject: Shows the creation of a volcano
    • Brief Description: A scientist goes underwater and underground to explain how a volcano is formed.
    • Age Group: Middle School
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

Dance/Art

  • Ballerina's Dancing (written by Ruthie Tucker)
    • Subject: Ballerina's Dance routine
    • Brief Description: A Ballet routine. Implemented using lists and arrasy. Also replaces heads with images.
    • Age Group: Middle School advanced or High School
    • Gender Targeted: Girls
    • Click here for the example.

Language Arts/Literature

  • Kitty Story (Story by Betty Stone, Alice World by Deborah Nelson)
    • Subject: Literature - creating an Alice world about a book
    • Brief Description: Created an alice world about a children's story of a child who needs to wear leg braces. The story is played out with a family of cats.
    • Age Group: Middle School
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

  • PJ's Dream (by Michael Noto)
    • Subject: Literature - writing a story with Alice
    • Brief Description: Created a story about a boy and his dream, including his fears.
    • Age Group: Middle School or High School
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

  • Poem Reading with Question (by Kristin Bedell)
    • Subject: Poetry
    • Brief Description: Created an animation of the poem "Fog" with voice narration and includes a question.
    • Age Group: Middle School
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Alice world: fog.a2w

  • Magic Tree House world (coming)

Introductions on School Topics/First Day

  • First Day of Class (written by Debby Martin)
    • Subject: Introduce Expected Behaviour in Class
    • Brief Description: Shows teachers impersonating Mrs. Martin
    • Age Group: any age
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

  • School Safety - First Week (written by Elaine Witowski)
    • Subject: Reinforce School Safety
    • Brief Description: Shows students not following the school safety rules
    • Age Group: any age
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

General

  • Camera Angles (written by Jarrod Hasselbauer)
    • Subject: Shooting camera Angles
    • Brief Description: This is a demo/tutorial of types of camera angles you might shoot with a video camera.
    • Age Group: Middle School advanced or High School
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.

  • Memory Game (written by Deborah Nelson)
    • Subject: Game with randomness
    • Brief Description: user interactive world in which the user must remember a random color sequence.
    • Age Group: Middle School advanced or High School
    • Gender Targeted: Both
    • Click here for the example.