February 11, 2011
Educational video games
The Center for Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University has developed two educational video games about the moon and space. The games are targeting children ages 9 and older.
In the video game "MoonWorld," players interact within a 3D world to explore the moon in lunar rovers, learning the authentic practice of solar system geological field work. In the game called "Selene," participants play a game to learn how the earth and moon were created, learning scientific concepts including accretion, differentiation, gravity, density, kinetic energy and radioactivity.
Keri Brown reports for Mountain State Science on This Week in West Virginia.