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Animated #games on Nobel Prize #Education

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Noble Prize Education has animated games and simulations, based on Nobel Prize-awarded achievements, that let you explore the concepts in a fun and inspiring way. There are games and simulations on tons of topics. Some of the games are easy enough for early elementary aged children, while some are geared to more advanced topics. Through these games you can learn things like what is a blood type, how the immune system works, what are X-rays, how is malaria cured, what is DNA, understand insulin and diabetes, what are conductive polymers, what is genetic code, to name only a few.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1065″][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1066″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nobelprize.org%2Feducational%2F|title:nobel%20prize%20education|target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Interactive study of skeletal #anatomy with ESkeletons

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Explore skeletal anatomy in an interactive environment with Eskeletons. You can have a look at the skeletons of different animals including gorillas, chimpanzee, bush babies and lemurs etc. Click on any animal to look more closely at different bones. In the resources section there are some wonderful resources to print out, like the life size skeleton of human, (adult and child), scramble puzzles of skulls, jumble puzzles for “what are teeth” etc.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1061″][blockquote cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]eSkeletons provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy through our osteology database.[/blockquote][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Feskeletons.org%2F|title:eskeletons|target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Thinkrolls – Set your mind in motion

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1058″][blockquote cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]Set your child’s mind in motion. Thinkrolls are the 26 hilarious characters in this educational app that’s one part rolling ball platformer, one part physics puzzler and 100% irresistible for kids 3-8.[/blockquote][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Favokiddo.com%2Fthinkrolls-app%2F|title:thinkrolls|target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Odd Bot Out – small #robot with a big personality

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Meet Odd Bot Out, a small robot with a big personality.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1055″][blockquote cite=”” id=”” class=”” style=””]

Odd is not like the other robots. After failing a standardized test Odd ends up in the recycling bin. Help Odd escape the robot factory using building blocks, electricity, and physics!

Build a bridge to cross a (modest) abyss. Hot-wire and ride a rocket. Trick a carnivorous robot plant. And face 97 other puzzling challenges featuring:

  • Wheels, motors, circuits, and other building blocks
  • Cute robots stumbling around on artificial legs
  • Creative game play free of stress and violence

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Sun and Moon scope

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Sun and Moon Scope is a neat interactive to help you study the relationship between earth, the moon, and the sun. You can use it when learning about the moon phases on any given date or any other lunar/space study. Easy interface and no music! It will show you the sun and moon phase of the current date, and current season. You can change the seasons or dates and see how it affects the positions of the moon and sun.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1050″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.solarsystemscope.com%2Fsunmoonscope%2F||target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Build anything you can imagine with The Everything Machine

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Use a simple visual programming language to connect and control the hardware and sensors on your device. Make a light, a stop-motion camera, a kaleidoscope, a voice disguiser, a cookie thief catcher, or anything else you can think of![/text_output][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”1044″ alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Apple Store” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-apple” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fza%2Fapp%2Feverything-machine-by-tinybop%2Fid1001244846%3Fmt%3D8%26at%3D1001l9ug||target:%20_blank|” add_icon=”true” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”Computer Science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Cell Craft – Grow your own cell

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Cell Craft is a state of the art game that invites you to delve into the world of the cell, learning about how a cell functions while you help it to survive in hostile environments. You will gain an understanding of important molecules such as glucose and ATP, as well as a variety of cellular organelles while going through an entertaining story guided by Platypus scientists in need of help. The game needs you to balance resources and grow a robust cell in order to fight off cold, starvation, and viruses. Can you use your cellular knowledge to grow a super cell and save the Platypus species?

I love this game because it not only makes the process of understanding and remembering fun but Imust apply my knowledge in order for the cell to survive.

There is music in this game but you can turn it off from the menu. It is one of those resources that need to be seen (or played with) to discover the full potential.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1035″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.carolina.com%2Fteacher-resources%2FInteractive%2Fonline-game-cell-structure-cellcraft-biology%2Ftr11062.tr||target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Stop for science

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none” bg_video=”” class=”” style=””][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Stop for science is a site by Chandra X ray observatory. This site has tons of high quality content available for free.There is a set of beautifully illustrated posters on many scientific concepts including force and motion and when stars die. Poster are informative without being too detailed and the facts are explained with the help of pictures. They can be a good visual reference when studying one of these topics. There are many videos and animations on topics like Solar system, Photon emissions etc. Or you can download and print Chandra coloring and activity book, one of many printable content available, a 28-page coloring and activity book which includes general information on X-ray astronomy, Chandra and the STS-93 mission. It also looks at black holes, supernovas, galaxy clusters and more. Activities include mazes, word searches, connect-the-dots, crossword, code break, and word jumble. There are also presentations and powerpoints, screen savers and many other stuff so take some time and explore this site.[/text_output][image alt=”” href=”” title=”” info_content=”” lightbox_caption=”” id=”” class=”” style=”” src=”1031″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fchandra.harvard.edu%2Fedu%2Fstop%2F||target:%20_blank|” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true” id=”” class=”” style=””]Find more resources in the same subject area.[/custom_headline][the_grid name=”science”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

NASA Exoplanet Exploration

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Planet Quest is another excellent site offered by NASA. Planet Quest is all about humans’ quest for exo planets or planets outside solar system. It has many neat interactives. Interactive Timeline is an excellent resource tracing the history of astronomy and space exploration from the Greek philosophers through today. This timeline has actually three elements combined into one: technology, discovery, and culture as they relate to astronomy and space exploration especially exo planet quets. Each element on the timeline is narrated. Users can select individual elements on the timeline or choose autoplay to hear the narration of each item in sequence.[/text_output][text_output]NASA exoplanet exploration[/text_output][text_output]Also have a look at Exoplanet travel bureau – where planets are described in the best travle bureau format, Strange new worlds, where you can explore the discovered exo planets in 3D and Historic timeline. There is some music in the interactives so you may need to keep the sound off, or shuffle the on and off switches on your speakers quite frequently. Over all this site is an asset for students and educators alike like the other resources from NASA.[/text_output][text_output]NASA exoplanet exploration[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fexoplanets.jpl.nasa.gov%2F|title:Inklewriter|target:%20_blank” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Wolf quest

[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Today’s post is gonna be about this game called Wolfquest.

A free game developed by Minnesota zoo in partnership with Eduweb as well as Yellowstone National park, you play as a wolf inside of Yellowstone national park. Your primary goal is: survive, find a mate, find a den, care for pups, then take them to a rendezvous site to spend the summer, and then basically the game ends there. Along the way, you encounter threats such as coyotes and grizzly bears that keep coming to your den, trying to steal your pups.

Wolfquest title screen

Wolfquest title screen

The game has 2 modules, which are: 1) Amethyst Mountain and 2) Slough Creek.

Here’s a brief explanation of the 2 different modules, you can explore and learn all the little perks when you play for yourself😉

Amethyst Mountain is where you are during fall. In Amethyst Mountain you need to visit all the wolf territories and fight the wolves there. Once you have paid a visit at least once in all 3 territories, you can then find a mate. Once you have a mate, your Amethyst Mountain quest is complete.

Interacting with wolves in other territories in Amethyst Mountain

Interacting with wolves in other territories in Amethyst Mountain

The real challenge begins in Slough Creek. The first time you spawn in Slough Creek, it’s winter. You and your mate have to find a densite. There are 3 densites available for you to choose from, each one of them having their own pros and cons. Once you choose your densite, it timeskips to spring, and you have pups. A litter of pups in Wolfquest always consists of 4 pups. You cannot have more than that. Once the pups are here, the game gets even more challenging. You have to make sure your pups stay close to the den, you have to find extra food so you can feed the pups, you have to keep stranger wolves out of your territory, and lastly you have to prevent you pups from wandering too far and/or being eaten by predators.

A den in Slough Creek

A den in Slough Creek

You have to feed the pups and gain them weight, and when your pups reach 15lb weight, they’re ready to go the rendezvous site. Once you are ready to go to the rendezvous site, one more predator is added: the eagle (some people call it a hawk, to be honest, it’s really a mixture of both. The texture of hawk with the sounds of eagle). So that hawk will start circling in the air above the target puppy. It will get lower and lower till it almost lands on the ground. At that moment, you have to shoo the hawk away, else it will swoop your pup off the ground and fly high. Then your pup will die.

The hawk coming nearer

The hawk coming lower
The hawk at the swooping stage

The hawk at the swooping stage

Anyway, once you make it to the rendezvous site, your game has ended and your mission was accomplished. Obviously, you can start another game and start over again if you wish.

The rendezvous site. The game is programmed so that the wolves automatically start howling and celebrating, which is what's shown here.

The rendezvous site. The game is programmed so that the wolves automatically start howling and celebrating, which is what’s shown here.

Up until now, everything was about single player. Additionally, there is a multiplayer option available as well, which requires you to be registered on the Wolfquest forums. But however, I find multiplayer a bit boring, as it has no objectives. You just kind of run around and hunt around and when you’re done you just log out. That’s why, I typically like to play single player, and occasionally multiplayer.

Multiplayer

Multiplayer

So yeah, that’s all what I have to say about Wolfquest! You can download the game for free here. It’s very light and doesn’t require a heavy graphics card or anything. You should definitely check it out![/text_output][text_output](Today’s post is courtesy of Ahmad Muhammad from www.flyingtothehorizon.wordpress.com Ahmad is an enthusiastic horse rider but he also likes gaming, reading and writing. You can check out his original post here.)[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_btn title=”Launch Site” style=”flat” color=”black” align=”center” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwolfquest.org%2F||target:%20_blank” button_block=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][share title=”Share this Post” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” pinterest=”true” email=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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