Saturday, November 25, 2006

The Virtual Astronaut: Serious Games For A Learning Environment

Serious Games to create a learning environment

The Virtual Astronaut Learning Environment is an interactive 3-D website that integrates existing life science research data and NASA educational products into a suite of instructional materials. It provides students and educators with an interactive tool that integrates leading-edge technology with recent findings in physical sciences, space sciences, space medicine, biomedical research and living in space.

Content and Activity Sample

A View to Remember Activity

This activity highlights images taken from space. It embeds is a list of geographic areas that were photographed. Use the Internet, an encyclopedia or an atlas to look-up each place.

Plants in Space Activity

These are things to think about for man's mission to Mars.
For now, you are tucked safely away in the ISS.
As part of your assignment at hand, let's see how well you understand tropism.

All Activities : Prebreathe Activity, Topography Hunt Activity, A View to Remember Activity, BSTIC Experiment Activity, Circulation Construction Activity,

Crystal Growth Activity, Immune Invaders Activity, Muscle in on Muscles Activity, Muscle Memory Activity, Neurosensory Jeopardy Activity, Plants in Space Activity, Research in Space Slide Show, Bone up on Bones Activity, Skeleton Puzzle Activity, Weight of the World Activity.