The Mystery of Taiga River takes place in a 3D immersive world where students become environmental scientists who lead a scientific investigation to save a virtual park with ecological problems causing the fish to die out.
The game not only teaches students issues of water quality like pH, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, and nutrient run-off, but also presents an innovative way of using a systems thinking approach to decision-making in a complex community. This curriculum meets NextGeneration Science standards.
About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.
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