Your Student Saved the Day! (was: Re: [plt-scheme] Projects from my class)

From: Todd O'Bryan (toddobryan at
Date: Sat Nov 14 19:23:33 EST 2009

You can buy them (a boy and girl team) a beer in about 5 years. Or
earlier if you're willing to fly them to Europe.

In the meantime, I'll pass along your thanks and congrats!

On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 5:37 PM, John Clements
<clements at> wrote:
> On Nov 14, 2009, at 6:24 AM, Todd O'Bryan wrote:
>> My most recent assignment was, "Create something cool using what we've
>> learned so far." Here are two of the best projects.
>> Both are written in Beginning Student with the universe teachpack. For
>> the first, just hit run.
> I ran a set of four hour-long workshops for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders today.
>  On a whim, I included your student's solar system simulation, and
> challenged the students to make one planet move backward, or have an
> eccentric orbit.  This was a *huge* hit with the students.
> So: I owe your student... a beer?  Maybe not.  But something, for sure.
>  Tell him or her that about a hundred middle school students had a great
> time playing with this program.
> Thanks!
> John

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