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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: Twenty 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.
Training Workshops: All workshops are held on Saturdays - October - January (9am-12 pm) at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland 20774
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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.
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
- 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 receive a $100 Gift Card
- 2nd Place: Each member of the team will receive a $50 Gift Card
- 3rd Place: Each member of the team will receive a $25 Gift Card
Business and government support: Prince George's Community College
We will be reaching out to the Biology and Chemistry organizations as well as the
Federal government agencies and local colleges/universities.
Fee: You must be an active member of the Patriots Tech Science Club.
Information and registration: Email us at email@example.com or call
Patriots at 301/925-9350
Biology/Chemistry/Math Video Gaming Competition
February 24, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Prince George's Community College
Largo Student Center
301 Largo Road
Largo, Maryland 20774
Chemistry Quest - Edaphology - The Immunity Factor - Theory Into Practice