Sonsoles Jimenez Gonzalez
Name of the videogame/app
Name of the producer
How to find it
Main technical requirements
Native Virtual Reality Support
6-11 years, 12-17 years, 18+ years
Use in Educational contexts
Degree of required tutoring
Autonomous use after teacher introduction/explanation
Math, Natural Sciences, Chemistry, Physics
This is a puzzle game about unchain atom reactions creating new elements. It’s a addictive and challenging app where the students can learn about chemical elements and maths.
They don’t have to know anything about elements before playing this game. In fact, the chemical concepts are not important at all to win. But they can assimile the name and atomic number of this elements during the play.
Students also will learn logical and methodical habits of mind as they work through and solve puzzles.
In this game only scratch the surface of chemistry, but they'll exercise thinking skills that translate to science classrooms and beyond.
Learning Object / Suggested activities with students
In chemical class, the students install the app and play some minutes to understand the game. Then, they have to achieve the goal of the game and write the different chemical elements they found during the play.
Skills and competences
Skills and competences acquired
The main competence is about chemical elements and their number in periodic table. But there are some mathematical skills, logical thinking and long term strategy that are very interesting.
This game is not a complete learning platform to chemistry, it’s only a completent to the book or the teacher explanation. The way to evaluate is the same of memoristic learning: an exam about the elements.
Problem solving, Creativity, Self-confidence, Resilience, Time management