Mycelium Growth with NetLogo Web

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Be introduced to the fungi mycelium and its ecological importance for life on planet earth.

Create an agent based model that simulates possible mechanisms through which fungi mycelium grows and how nutrients flow within it.

Build an interactive agent based model with NetLogo Web, understanding its basic features and shareability.

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1.5 hours
Intermediate
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

Underneath our feet, spreading across the globe, a magnificent being resides. As a living network, it breaks down compounds from minerals and dead plants and animals in the soil (and pollutants as well), only to distribute these nutrients to other living organisms. Therefore, providing the cyclical nature characteristic of Nature. When conditions are right, some of these organisms will fruit into beautiful mushrooms, some of which are incredibly nutritious and with miraculous medicinal properties. The organism described is the Mycelium, or the vegetative part of a fungus organism. In this project we will create an agent based model that simulates possible mechanisms through which fungi mycelium grows, as observed through microscopic lenses. For that we will be working with NetLogo Web, a very powerful online modeling environment. Learns will be introduced to this environment, as well as the basics of the Logo programming language. Note: This project works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Requirements

While no specific background is required, it will be helpful if the learner is familiarized with NetLogo.

Skills you will develop

  • Computer Simulation

  • Modeling And Simulation

  • Computer Programming

  • mycology

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. What is the Mycelium?

  2. The Hyphae

  3. Growth 1

  4. Growth 2

  5. Branch

  6. Nutrients

  7. Simulating & Sharing

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.