Version 7 (V7) is a subset of the Survival Master game that was revised to field test "Can a computer game (SMTE) designed for Technology Education classes be used in science classes and can it promote science learning that is considered meaningful within the context of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) disciplinary core ideas related to energy?"
Available for download are demo web playables for the 3 game missions that cover the "KSB2 - Conductive Heat Flow Formula" content (approx 40 minutes of class time each).
Developed with Unity3D, these missions are played in the Web Browser using the Unity Web Player plugin.
The download page includes links to the tutorial videos and the supplementary curriculum guide. Download
Version 6 (V6) is the entire "STEM Epic" that is Survival Master. This includes 13 KSB single-player levels and 2 Shelter Design team-based levels that are intended to be played individually as a social learning experience supported by a course in the Moodle Learning Management system.
This is the final version of the Survival Master game that was field tested in 2012 and 2013 in Technology Education classes.
Available for download are the game files, tutorial videos, player's guide, and a Moodle coursepack.
Developed with 3DVia Virtools, these game levels are played either in the Web Browser using the 3DVia Web Player plugin, or as stand-alone executable files. Download
In addition to the use of game-based learning as the core instructional strategy, the Project integrates several innovative pedagogical elements:
1) Infusion of age- and grade-appropriate STEM concepts into ETE instruction
2) Use of an “informed design” approach to instruction that leads students to develop understanding before they engage in design activity through a progression of knowledge and skill builders (KSBs), which are short, focused activities designed to teach salient concepts and skills
3) Establishment of a “hybrid” instructional model that integrates both virtual modeling and real-world physical modeling into ETE programs. KSBs are being rendered as game play and also as traditional curriculum.
Available for download are the teacher and student guides in pdf. Download