Showing posts with label space station. Show all posts
Showing posts with label space station. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Spacewalk - A Multiplayer Game for Exploring the Space Station

Spacewalk is a new multiplayer game in which players explore the International Space Station. The game is a free-form game. Spacewalk players take on the roles of astronauts in the International Space Station. You can download the game to use on Windows, Mac, or Linux computers. If you're a Windows user you can control your player with an Xbox 360 controller. Other players will have to use the their keyboards to control their players.

Applications for Education
I'm not a gamer, but I think that playing Spacewalk could be an engaging way for students to discover how the International Space Station and space in general.

Thanks to Jen Deyenberg for sharing this on Twitter.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Complete Missions on NASA's Station Spacewalk Game

NASA's website is full of great resources for teachers and students. Here is another good example of that. NASA's Station Spacewalk Game is designed for middle school students to learn about the purposes and functions of the International Space Station. In the game students go on Extravehicular Activities modeled after real EVAs performed by astronauts. Station Spacewalk can be played online or downloaded for free as a Windows game or as a Mac game.

Applications for Education
NASA offers a short set of questions that students should be able to answer after attempting the EVAs in Station Spacewalk. The question set isn't terribly deep or complex so you will probably want to expand the questions to match your curriculum.