Do you think young people would learn science better if it were packaged in a video game?
This is the question at the behind the Selene project. Selene: A Lunar Construction Game was created through NASA by the Center for Educational Technologies® at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W. Va., and its learning research continues through a National Science Foundation grant. This clever gaming creation offers a great opportunity for students to learn about lunar geology while helping researchers study key video game design principles.
The game is designed for students between the ages of 13-18 and takes about an hour to complete. Players can also take additional time to learn about the moon. To play, participants must be enrolled by an adult recruiter to ensure parent or guardian consent for participation.