Melanie Stegman, yours truly, will be presenting her research on Immune Attack, development of the sequal and all about using game to teach and learn. April 23, 6PM. At the FabLab on North Capitol at P. If you have made a game, bring it with you! Please Register Here.
Video Games can teach science by presenting and requiring your interaction with complex 3D models of things you otherwise need to imagine because they are too small, to rare, or too far away to see.
Video games can also teach science to you if you decide to MAKE your own video game. If you design it on paper you are doing systems thinking, planning, designing, and considering human computer interactions. If you program a game you are learning to convert a designer’s instructions accurately, how to creatively solve programming problems, and how to optimize your system.
Video Games can also be made about science, as well. If you make a game about science, then you are learning the science yourself and everyone who plays your game may learn, to.
Have you made a video game? Would you like to show it off? Have you ever submitted it to a contest, like the STEM Video Game Challenge? Have you almost created a game and want to get some feedback? Are you just curious about what anyone could actually be learning from a video game?
Then come out and meet game developer and many other types of design and maker people at Fab Lab DC.
Melanie will talk about Immune Attack and what students are learning. There will be time before and after the presentation to try out some other great science games:
History of Biology
You Make Me Sick
EtRNA You Make Me Sick
This event is an official part of the month long USA Science and Engineering Festival. The Finale Expo will be April 29-30 in the DC Convention Center April 27-29th. Come out and meet Melanie at the FAS booth, talk with scientists in the “Encounter’s with Scientists” booth (FAS hour is 11AM Sunday the 29th) and meet the Fab Lab people in their booth #3050!
This event is an official part of the month long USA Science and Engineering Festival. The Finale Expo will be April 29-30 in the DC Convention Center April 27-29th. Come out and meet Melanie at the FAS booth, talk with scientists in the “Encouter’s with Scientists” booth (FAS hour is 11AM Sunday the 29th) and meet the Fab Lab DC people at their booth (#3050)!
The National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) had a big Science Rocks event at their annual meeting last week. A few of us lucky scientist types were invited to represent how cool being a scientist can be!
Cindy Hasselbring (Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow & Math Teacher) and Science Rockstars: Leland Melvin, Anousheh Ansari, Corey Powell, Ken Ono, enjoying the show before they spoke. Not shown: Simona de Silvestro, Grand Hanks and Melanie Stegman.
What does a chemistry experiment look like? See below.
In the World’s Largest Chemistry lesson, we shook a highly absorbent polymer to see if it felt cooler after evaporation…. See what happens! Turn down your volume! Grand Hanks is the chemist who is teaching the lesson on the microphone and his partner is the DJ who is laying down an excellent polymer shaking beat.