[Event] Educational Biology Game
I am a 3rd year PhD student who has worked on the development of an educational biology game together with three colleagues from the University of Cambridge. We have developed a game that builds on the concept of Monopoly, but the aim is to learn about the human body. See below for an event that we are running next Saturday 14 October as part of Big Biology Week here in Cambridge. We are interested in as much game feedback as possible to use in future funding applications. Our vision is to make this interactive biology resource available to educational insitutions and other interested parties for free.
1) What makes up a human body?
2) What are the names of the different organs and what are their functions?
3) What is good and bad for the body?
Find out answers to all of these questions whilst playing Organopoly with us. Organopoly is an interactive and eye-catching educational game for children and adults alike, teaching them fascinating biology whilst playing.
To promote this resource to Cambridgeshire families with children 9-16 years old, we will be running a whole-day game event at Ross Community Centre from 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday 14 October. Two games will be played in parallel with maximum 8 players per board. Each session will last up to 2h30min, with the option to attend the morning (10 am – 12.30 pm) or the afternoon (1.30 pm – 4 pm) session. If you can’t make it for 2h30min, come along still – we can play the shorter version of the game. A limited number of free mini versions of the game alongside additional educational resources will be available to take home.
If you are interested in setting up Organopoly locally, we are happy to provide you with the necessary components electronically. For more information, please contact the organisers directly. The event is free of charge, but bookings are mandatory for individual players (bookings are not required for attending family members).
This event is supported by the Royal Society of Biology Regional Grant Scheme and will be run as part of British Science Week 2017.