Mission HydroSci — Video game project for middle school science

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The Mission HydroSci project is developing a video game for middle school science education. The game will help students learn key lessons about water systems, as well as develop their competency to engage in scientific argumentation.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, MHS will create a model for the integration of curriculum objectives, fun and engaging activities, visually rich learning environments for storylines, analytics, and teacher support. Field tests using randomized controlled trials in 2018 will test the effectiveness of the MHS approach.

For more information, visit mhs.missouri.edu.

Player is introduced to ARF who will serve as an agent for game play and curriculum objectives.

Player is introduced to ARF who will serve as an agent for game play and curriculum objectives.

After finding a crate and locating the river in unit 3 the player tosses the crate into the river and watches it float toward camp.

After finding a crate and locating the river in unit 3 the player tosses the crate into the river and watches it float toward camp.

MHS uses a solar system analog to progressively construct an argument of claims, reasoning and evidence as the student builds competencies with scientific argumentation.

MHS uses a solar system analog to progressively construct an argument of claims, reasoning and evidence as the student builds competencies with scientific argumentation.