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Science Pirates The game “Science Pirate Curse of Brown beard” is an educational and fun game. In the game you learn about forming hypothesis, conducting experiments and learning about the variables and constants.

When you learn about the variables and constants you had to conduct an experiment and then label what was what. You would go to seven ghosts and they would tell you their problem you would help them by conducting an experiment to help them figure out what was wrong. Then they would send you on to the next ghost and at the end award you with a map piece for working hard and learning.

There were songs that you would have to listen to some were more annoying than others. There was a song about observations, two songs about bacteria and one song about agars. The song about observations was about a monkey jumping over a hole then getting a banana it would sing about what they observed and after you endured the two minutes of torture they would award a map piece same as the other songs.

You had to go to an island with four different caves. When you went into the cave you would have to conduct another experiment on deductive reasoning to see which canon is better on which monster. You had to try different combinations and had to eliminate which ones weren’t the most effective on the monster. It was a little challenging to find which one it was. After you had found the correct combination you were sent into an underground cave in an underground ocean. The same monster that you tried your canon on would appear and you would click on him and try and destroy him with your canons it was really hard after awhile I got a hang of it after a couple of times of dying when he came close you got to defeat four monsters in all and you were awarded a piece of a map.

After that you went to the monkey temple. You had to direct the monkey by making him eat the right kind of fruit and he would turn the right way. You had to be careful that the monkey wouldn’t fall of the path. After every level you were awarded a new kind of fruit that you would need for the next level. After you finished all eight levels you were awarded you last piece of the map.

You went back to see the captain to conduct the experiment about washing your hands. You got pirates to be the people who would either, not wash and touch the agar, spit on their hands and touch the agar, just use water and touch the agar and Wash with soap and water and then touch the agar. You came to a conclusion that washing is the best way to clean your hands. After you got to make a sign and the game ended.

This was a good game even though there are some childish parts. I think that this game is fun and should be played all over New Brunswick as part of the curriculum. I learned a lot from this game it makes science much more exciting.

Article posted January 7, 2010 at 11:42 AM • comment (1) • Reads 1441 • Return to Blog List