"Empowering Students Through Technology"


Chemistry Quest - Edaphology - The Immunity Factor - Theory Into Practice


February 23, 2019

Prince George's Community College
Largo Student Center


General Information: The purpose of the Biology/Chemistry/Math Video Gaming Competition is to encourage students to form study groups to heighten their interest and get a better understanding of the different career opportunities in science and math to pursue a career in one of the relevant STEM fields.

Program:  Teams of three members will be tested on five Biology/Chemistry/Math Video Games. The games will be based on middle school curriculum.  Each team will be provided with an overview of the game to prepare them to compete in the competition.

-    Free for Patriots Members

-    Non-Member $150 per team

-    You must be an active member of the Patriots/NSBE Jr. Chapter

Training Workshops:All workshops are held on Saturdays -  November - January (10am-12pm) at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland 20774

Schools:  Attendees will be among the Washington, DC, Maryland school system, and home schooled middle and high school students.

Competition Event:   Each team will have 30 minutes to score as high as possible on each of the games.

Competition Video Game:  Games will be available February 1, 2018

Chemistry Quest
        A simple introduction to inorganic chemistry, anyone can pick up "Chemistry  Quest" and start mixing elements to create compounds.
        When players create a new compound, they are rewarded with real-world information about what they've  made. Players will learn about
        basic principles of chemistry, including oxidation numbers and ionic bonding.

      -  Edaphos
        Edaphology is the branch of biology concerned with the effects of living organisms on soil conditions. In "Edaphos", players start with
        barren lifeless dirt and transform it into a  thriving ecosystem.  Players will learn about problem-solving and sustainable ecosystems.

     -  The Immunity Factor
       A seemingly simple math game set in the world of immunology, "The Immunity Factor" challenges students to get the most right answers
       as quickly as possible. This game keeps students on their toes, rewarding quick and accurate decisions.

    -  Theory Into Practice
        Developed with chemistry professor Nadene Houser-Archield, "Theory Into Practice" is a game about qualitative analysis, the scientific
        process of performing experiments to identify unknown samples. This game teaches critical thinking and deductive reasoning.  

    -  Go Nuclear
        This game is an introduction to nuclear chemistry, which deals with protons, neutrons, and electrons.  Players are given information
        about the mass and charge of the three subatomic of the three subatomic particles and then asked to identify various atoms. 
        Students will learn about physics, chemistry, and multiple methods of solving the problem. 

Prizes:  All member of the winning team will receive the following:

  • 1st Place:   Each member of the team will win a $100.00
  • 2nd Place:  Each member of the team will win a $50.00
  • 3rd Place:   Each member of the team will win a $25.00

Fee:  You must be an active member of the Patriots Tech Science Club.

Information and registration:Call Patriots at 301/925-9350