Posts Tagged ‘ Online ’

Mission:Planet Earth

Description

An online game in which the player plays the role of an Executive Producer of the BBC natural history program Planet Earth.   The player has a missions such as capturing footage of the mating behaviour of penguins in Antarctica.  For each mission the player has to decide what equipment to purchase, consult weather conditions, arrange medical insurance and send replacement supplies all within a limited budget.  The games primary role is to highlight the work that goes into making this type of programme.

Age?

12-16, 16+

Where can I get it?

Play on-line at http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/planet-earth/game/game.html

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/

Game For Science

Description

A free virtual world devoted to science and technology!

Explore all kinds of virtual islands depending on your interests: health, aeronautics, genomics, environment, engineering and more. You’ll find fun games, interesting facts and fascinating photos and videos – all on a science theme.

Age

12-16, 16+

Where can I get it?

Play on-line at

http://www.gameforscience.ca/

Fun N Games at the Natural History Museum

Description
The Natural History Museum Website has an area for kids with a number of activities online games including;

Dinosaur defender
Use your heavy clubbed tail to defend your babies from vicious raptors in this game.

Gone fishing
In this dinosaur game you use your claw to swipe enough fish to stop yourself starving to death.

Mission: Explore
Travel to the island of Regaloam to collect specimens and preserve them at the Museum.

Nit fit
Race your louse through a head of hair answering questions as you go along.

Hair detective
Become a detective and investigate who has stolen a rock band’s hair products.

Age
5-12

Where can I get it?
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/fun-games/

Science Supremo

Science Supremo: Clinical Trials is a prototype game designed for the classroom that offers young people studying the new GCSE Science curriculum an opportunity to get a feel for what it means to be a scientist and to understand the interplay between science and society.

Students take on the role of scientists working in modern drug development, taking a new drug through clinical trials to assess its effectiveness in treating tuberculosis. The game is structured to enable groupwork in the classroom, collaborative problem solving and discussion, and gives the teacher a central role as a ‘learning croupier’, enabling a variety of teaching methods and lesson plans to be used, in exploring what it means to be a scientist.

Science Supremo: Clinical Trials is a collaboration between DESQ and the Centre for Science Education at Sheffield Hallam University. This stage of development has received support from the Wellcome Trust People’s Award, and the project has previously received support from The Digital Science Initiative, a Wellcome Trust/Nesta funded project.

Age
12+

Where can I get it?
Play online or download at; http://www.desq.co.uk/science/

CSI Web Adventures

Description
This online game is based on the CSI TV show and supported by the US National Science Foundation.  The game involves solving cases using a variety of forensic science methods and materials

Age
12-Adult

Where can I get it?
Play online at; http://forensics.rice.edu/

Crayon Physics

Description

In this downloadable physics game the player has to get the ball to hit a star by drawing boxes and lines, which become physical objects in the came.

Age Range

12-Adult

Where can I get it?

Download a free version at: http://crayon-physics.en.softonic.com/

Download a payed for Deluxe version at: http://www.crayonphysics.com/