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Modelling with Scratch?

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Niels Bonderup Dohn


I am planning a high school teacher course in modelling. But I am unsure whether Scratch has sufficient functions for modelling, like Star Log for instance. Are there anyone who have tried doing modelling with Scratch?

Best wishes,


Carl Bogardus

If you need help for modeling in StarLogo TNG, to to



Niels Bonderup Dohn

Hi Brian,

Thanks a lot for your input. I will try to make predator-prey models - or perhaps use Scratch for population genetics. I will also stick to Scratch rather than Logo for now.

Thanks for your link to scratchscience projects!


Brian Foley

 Hi Niels,

I have been working on modelling in science (mostly physics).  Obviously you can easily do things like cannons and springs.  We had more trouble trying to do things like air pressure.  I think StarLogo is more powerful at this point (the ability to create new spites seems crucial to things like predator-prey models).  NetLogo is even better, but then you loose the tiles interface.  For now I am sticking with Scratch and we will see how far we can go.

Last summer I worked with middle school kids to do modelling - some of our work is posted at:

I would love to hear more about what you are doing - it sounds really interesting.