Galxyz, Popular Science Launch Game-Based Science Resource
Galxyz, a company that develops game-based science education apps for elementary school students, has partnered with Popular Science to launch a new co-branded microsite featuring Galxyz's intergalactic science adventure game, Blue Apprentice.
Apprentice is a subscription-based app for the iPad, or Mac or Windows
browsers. Students begin their adventure on the planet of Serulea,
where the game teaches topics such as the properties of matter, the
periodic table of the elements, conservation of mass and other physical
science concepts. As students play the game in story mode, they
progress to the planet of Eko, where the game teaches topics such as
ecosystem dynamics, cycles of energy, food webs and other life science
concepts. The game carries on to other fictional planets to teach more
than 45 science concepts. Students can also explore the science topics
freely in multiple sandbox levels, and they can use a customization and
crafting tool based on the periodic table of the elements.
to the company, Galxyz is based on the Next Generation Science
Standards (NGSS) and sequences the curriculum to those standards in an
effort to simplify implementation of the curriculum by teachers. The
company also plans to add new content continuously, and subscribers
will receive access to that new game content as it is released,
according to a news release.
A subscription to Galxyz's Blue
Apprentice costs $74.95 annually, $24.95 quarterly or $10.95 monthly.
Further information about the game can be found on Galxyz's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.