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Today my grade eight science class played a game called Science Pirates. I was told to review what I thought of this game so, here it goes.
I think this is a good game to play in school because it is very educational but fun at the same time. It is educational because you learn about bacteria and how to conduct an experiment and it is fun because… well, it just is.
In this game you learn about what independent and dependent variables are and you have problems to figure out (like the monkey levels). All the levels are challenges and each place you go teaches you something different about science.
It does take a while to play, it took me two periods, but it’s worth it because you get a lot of information out of it.
I would recommend to teachers that they should let their students play this game. This is because kids pay more attention to games than they do to their teachers. It would be easier for the teacher to see if the student was doing his/her work or if they understood what the game is teaching them because they could just check the percentage of how much the game was completed.
In this game I learned about constants, variables, agar, and counting colonies. I learnt about constants and variables in the cave of the ghost’s and I learnt about agar and counting colonies when I was doing the experiment of washing your hands. This game made you use deductive reasoning and logic.
There is something I didn’t like about the game though: when the characters in the game were talking all you heard was grumbling. I wish that the creators of the game would have put in voices because it kind of bothered me.
So, in short: I think this game is very educational and I’m sure most students would enjoy it. I think every science teacher in all middle schools should get their students to play this game. Now, quit wasting your playing time by reading this and go catch Brown beard!
Article posted January 7, 2010 at 11:16 AM •
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