Archive for the ‘ Earth Science ’ Category

World Without Oil

Description

WORLD WITHOUT OIL is a serious game for the public good. WWO invited people from all walks of life to contribute “collective imagination” to confront a real-world issue: the risk our unbridled thirst for oil poses to our economy, climate and quality of life. It’s a milestone in the quest to use games as democratic, collaborative platforms for exploring possible futures and sparking future-changing action. WWO set the model for using a hot net-native storytelling method (‘alternate reality’) to meet civic and educational goals. Best of all, it was compellingly fun.

Age

12-16, 16+

Where can I get it?

Find out more at http://worldwithoutoil.org/

ElectroCity

Description

ElectroCity is a new online computer game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities. It’s great fun to play and also teaches players all about energy, sustainability and environmental management in New Zealand.

A Sim City style online game from New Zealand in which the player develops a city while managing energy supply, environmental impact and financial pressures.

Age Range

12-Adult

Where can i get it?

Play Online at http://www.electrocity.co.nz/

Whyville

Description

This basic 2 dimensional virtual world aimed at pre team girls and boys includes a wide range of educational games and activities

The Skater & Spin Game The Skater game teaches angular momentum, while challenging you to answer the question, “How do skaters get spinning so fast?” The Spin Game further extends the skater activity by addressing the issue of rotational axes and symmetries.
WhyReef WhyReef, sponsored by the Field Museum, is a virtual reef on Whyville’s own beach! Just dive in and you can explore the reef and lean about the species that live inside.
Hot Air Balloon Race Sponsored by the University of Missouri, The Hot Air Balloon Race challenges you to navigate the altitudes and analyze vector fields to navigate a hot air balloon.
Whyville CDC WhyPox and the WhyFlu are infectious illnesses that periodically plague Whyville. Citizens investigate the parameters of the infections at the Whyville CDC.
The Getty Museum In Art Sets you learn the art concepts of subject and medium through a fast-action card The Getty game. The Art Treasure Hunt sends you in pursuit of art treasures all across the globe, Museum and through time and place.
WASA WASA is Whyville’s own version of NASA. In the Zero Gravity Chamber, learn about angles and the principles of Newton’s 3rd Law. In the Rocket Design Lab, simulate rockets to test parameters such as nozzle size and pay load. And in the Ion Engine Lab play 3 games that teach about electric charges and ion engines.

Age Range

5-12

Where can I get it?

Access online at: http://www.whyville.net

Enercities

Description

Sim City style game in which the player develops their own city and manage the issues of pollution, energy shortages and renewable energy.

Age Range

16 to adult

Where can I get it?

Play online at http://www.enercities.eu/

Add to your facebook page via http://apps.facebook.com/enercities

Find out more about the project at http://www.enercities.eu/project/