Mimics included in the Flowol 4 package
The Mimics included in the Flowol 4 package are progressive and introduce programming concepts in manageable steps. All mimics include a series of graduated activities which encourage the student to explore the task further at their own pace. Results provide differentiation and allow the teacher to assess the student's achievements individually.
1. The first few mimics introduce the idea of simply controlling one, two and then six lights (outputs), in an appropriate way to make our roads safer.
2. Digital inputs are then added to operate several events within the same control situation. Subroutines are also employed to ensure compact and efficient programming.
3. Controlling motors (forward and reverse) are then applied to mechanisms. Responding to analog inputs (temperature & light sensors) also helps to control the multifunctional features of an Automatic home or Greenhouse.
4. Using Variables then becomes a useful tool to count and control. Different motor speeds can also be investigated and responding to the virtual inputs, triggered by the mimic itself, brings extra realism to the simulation.
The Flowol 4 package also includes the following three mimics:
See the Flowol 4 Tutorial for the student activities.
The Flowol 4 software can be extended by purchasing the following mimic packs. Each mimic pack adds several additional 3D mimics to the software. To continue with the progression, the first additional mimic pack to consider is the Primary 3D Mimic Pack 1. The Primary mimics are suitable for students up to 6th/7th grade.
After mastering the Primary Mimic Pack, consider moving onto the Secondary 3D Mimic Pack 1. The Secondary mimics are suitable for older students (grades 7 and above).