Game@School

Game@School is a 3D virtual environment that is aimed to motivate and engage middle school students learning Physics in Rome, Italy. The student takes the role of a space cadet who’s aim it is to explore three different planets in order to solve puzzles and stop an incoming meteor from destroying Earth. Each of these three planets feature different physic characteristics such varying levels of gravity as well as different environments. As players explore their spaceship, they quickly learn that in order to gain access to each of these planets, they must first obtain certain items that relate to the tasks, from pendulums to rocks, and goniometers. Preliminary testing of the Game@School application has proven successful and there are plans to continue its development.