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Challenge Team Interim Report
Team Number: 035
School Name: Shiprock High School
Area of Science: Psychology
Project Title: Spiraling, Swirling, Spinning Around a
The U.S. has a massive population. The nation's people use
transportation to get where they need to, use resources to help them
throughout the day. We will see economical and social scenarios to try to
live a day or a month without the outside world disturbing them. We will
see how well they will produce and live within a confined
We will do this by evaluating our own families and what we do to get
things accomplished on a day to day basis. We will discover what the
actually needs of basic survival are. We will also find out of how some
families deal with the problem of not getting what they need to survive.
We will study the anxiety they go through. What they do to substitute what
they cannot get. The mind is what we are more concerned about. We are
making a mathematical equation to compare what really goes on in the mind
of the head of the household to get what is needed. To do this, we
developed a model using the Starlogo program, in which we isolate a family
to live an everyday life, cut off from the outside world, to see how they
will try to make ends meet. They will collect food to survive.
Progress To Date:
We have gained information on population and have compared it to our
model. The results were slightly different from our data. We have compared
the Starlogo model to our own family and found out that the Starlogo model
uses less resources.
We expected the data to be close to the results that we came up with while
evaluating our own family on a day-to-day basis. The family unit will
probably use less resources throughout the day to meet their basic needs.