GiSE: Games in Science EducationGAME LINKS

CTTL WEB ADVENTURES:

CSI
Three cases, featuring the characters from the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, that teach forensic science.
Link: http://forensics.rice.edu

MedMyst
An interactive learning adventure, with accompanying classroom activities and magazines, that teaches microbiology.
Link: http://medmyst.rice.edu

N-Squad
An adventure game about alcohol and body systems.
Link: http://nsquad.rice.edu

Reconstructors
A series of three independent adventure games that teach about the science behind drugs of abuse.
Link: http://reconstructors.rice.edu

 

OTHER SCIENCE/MATH GAMES:

Buffet Busters
A game for 5th graders to promote infectious disease awareness and to introduce concepts related to food and waterborne infectious diseases as well as basic principles of epidemiology.
By: The Public Health Agency of Canada
Link: http://www.buffetbusters.ca/

Coaster Creator
An interactive game that explores the science behind roller coasters: potential energy, kinetic energy, and rapid energy transfer.
By: The JASON Project
Link: http://www.jason.org/public/whatis/games.aspx

HHMI's Biointeractive
A website with virtual labs for high school science education.
By: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Link: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/vlabs/index.html

Immune Attack
You must navigate a nanobot through a 3D environment of blood vessels and connective tissue in an attempt to save an ailing patient by retraining her non-functional immune cells.  Along the way, you will learn about the biological processes that enable macrophages and neutrophils – white blood cells – to detect and fight infections.
By: Federation of American Scientists
Link: http://fas.org/immuneattack/

Learn.Genetics
A website for high-school science teachers and students with virtual genetics labs and simulations.
By: University of Utah
Link: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

Lure of the Labyrinth
A game for middle-school pre-algebra students with math-based puzzles wrapped into a narrative in which students work to find their lost pet.
By: Learning Games to Go (LG2G) project.
Link: http://labyrinth.thinkport.org

Nobelprize.org
A website with educational mini-games and virtual experiments.
By: Nobel Foundation
http://nobelprize.org/educational/

OilSim
A dynamic model of the value chain in the oil and gas industry, enabling participants to experience, experiment and understand the science and business of upstream exploration. This educational game is designed for competitive team play and most appropriate for high school advanced students.
By: Simprentis.
Link: http://www.simprentis.com/
*The one-hour free "taster" can only be played at certain times; check website for schedule.

Outbreak at Watersedge
An interactive game that introduces students to the world of public health as they help discover the source of the outbreak that has hit the small community of Watersedge.
By: Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health, Center for Public Health Education and Outreach at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Link: http://www.mclph.umn.edu/watersedge/

Rigglefish
A genetics virtual environment game
By: Susan Pederson – Texas A&M
Link: http://rigglefish.cilat.org/
*Must first email Susan Pederson at spedersen@tamu.edu to request a username and password

Science Pirates: The Curse of Brownbeard
An educational 3D computer game that communicates food safety knowledge in an environment of scientific exploration.
By: New Mexico State University
Link: http://sciencepirates.com/index.html

ToxMystery
A hidden object game in which players search different rooms in a house for toxic substances and learn about their dangers.
By: National Library of Medicine
Link: http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov/

 

HEALTH GAMES:

Aspire
A self-paced learning experience that offers interactive activities, videos, support strategies and animations to help prevent smoking.
By: MD Anderson Cancer Center and The University of Texas Health Science Center
Link: http://www2.mdanderson.org/depts/aspire/site.html

Quest for the Code
An online interactive game that helps kids learn how to manage their asthma.
By: Starlight Children's Foundation
Link: http://asthma.starlightprograms.org/intro.htm

Re-Mission
Players enter the body of a cancer patient with a nanobot and help the body fighting cancer cells.
By: HopeLab
Link: http://www.re-mission.net/

 

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