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Computer science critters
This video, produced by UCSD's Jacob's School of Engineering, captures the energy and excitement generated in an introductory computer programming class at UC San Diego.

Beth Simon taught the class, CSE8B. In the final lecture, the students held a tournament in which their "critters" battled each other. To create critters, the students had to understand "inheritance" in the computer science/Java sense of the word. Each student extend the critter class in a unique way, and then the various critters battled.