Showing posts with label CSI Web adventures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CSI Web adventures. Show all posts

Friday, November 1, 2013

Six Web Adventures In Science

I've featured Rice University's CSI Web Adventures in the past. Recently, my friend Alicia Roberts sent me a note about the other web adventures in science that Rice University has produced. There are six adventures in the series including the CSI adventure. Each of the adventures is appropriate for middle school or high school use. In each adventure students take on the role of scientist to solve a crime, conduct experiments, and learn about scientific methods and processes.

In Cool Science Careers students explore five STEM-based career areas. The adventure begins with a 21 question interest survey. How students progress through the activity is based in part on how they respond to the interest survey.

In Med Myst students learn about microbiology through a series of interactive lessons and games. Med Myst focuses on infectious diseases and how to prevent the spread of those diseases.

Reconstructors includes three games in which students need to gather evidence and date to solve drug-related cases.

Virtual Clinical Trials puts students into the role of research scientists who are working toward developing treatments for spinal cord injuries, depression, and brain injuries.

In N-Squad students investigate the effects of alcohol on the digestive, circulatory, and nervous systems.

The CSI Web Adventures are designed to teach students the process of forensic investigation and problem solving. There are four cases of increasing difficulty in the CSI web adventures. The web adventures are available in English and Spanish.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

CSI Web Adventures for Students

Rice University has partnered with CBS, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History to produce educational web adventures based on the CSI television series. The web adventures are designed to teach students the process of forensic investigation and problem solving. There are four cases or levels to the CSI web adventures. A fifth web adventure is in development. The web adventures are available in English, Spanish, and German.

Applications for Education
The CSI Web Adventures are great, educational activities for middle school and high school science students. The CSI Web Adventures are also useful for teaching a research and investigation process that can be useful in almost any content area in which students complete research assignments. The CSI Web Adventures teach students to pay attention to details and examine all of the available evidence before reaching a conclusion.