Albuquerque Homeschool Forum / Science / Vanished - an Online Science Game
Posted by: 122 (Guest), April 19, 2011, 7:30am
An environmental disaster has taken place on Planet Earth and we need your help.
The Smithsonian Institution and the MIT Education Arcade invite all scientists-in-training ages 10 ½ to 14 to log onto VANISHED and help decipher clues that unravel one of the world's biggest mysteries. An online/offline interactive event, VANISHED is an eight-week episodic quest that will transform you into principal scientific investigators who must collaborate to find the answers. You will race against time as you solve games, puzzles, and other online challenges; visit real museums; collect samples from in and around your homes; and even partner with some of the Smithsonian's world renowned scientists and investigators, to help unlock the true secrets of this catastrophe—before it's too late.
Participating in Vanished is free, and you can spend as much or as little time as you want. Parents and educators can learn more on the About page.