SimCityEDU links environmental science games to academic lessons

11/1/2013 | KQED.org

Students in an Oakland, Calif., school are testing the educational game SimCityEDU, which will be available publicly Nov. 7. Based on the Common Core State Standards, the computer game includes six missions designed to help teach students about scientific topics, including green energy, along with problem-solving and getting feedback on their actions. "I think those are the good moments in teaching, when you're like, 'I didn't teach you that, but you figured it out on your own,' " said seventh-grade engineering teacher Petrut Ababei, who is beta testing the game in the classroom.

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