Galxyz (Beta) is an intergalactic science adventure free iPad game. The game is based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), currently being widely adopted across the United States, as well as a deep partnership with the New York Academy of Sciences.
The World Economic Forum has ranked the United States 52nd in quality of science education, and 5th (and declining) in overall global competitiveness. Yet, as we all know the 21st century will require a workforce with a firm grounding in science thinking and practices.
Storytelling has always been the main vehicle for the transmission of information at all times. Dr. Michael Gazzaniga, a cognitive neuroscientist and the author of Who’s in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain(2011) asserts that narrative gives our memories context and cohesion.
And science is not other thing than facts connected by a context we all share.
Beginning as an alien child from an abandoned, icy planet, students will rise to become intergalactic space adventurers on a quest to defy the wicked King Dullard.
Students start by learning about Science Practices, then go on to Properties of Matter; Chemical Reactions; Interdependencies in Ecosystems, and beyond. They'll be able to discover another 100+ particles, released one by one. Kids can create up to three different users, so everyone gets to play at their own pace!
Digital mobile media is everywhere and students around the world are using it more and more everyday. From smartphones to tablets, from computers to video games, digital media is an ever-present, fully integrated part of our academic lives.
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