Molecular Murder Mysteries and Other Science Games

[title]

This workshop will be Thursday morning in the Clark Kerr Computer lab, 8:45 am - 11:30 am.

Attendees will:

1.  Use Cn3D to solve a mystery and determine how the victim died.

      Practice skills with small protein - Download: pig insulin

      Structures at:

 http://figshare.com/articles/Superimposed_structures_of_cytochrome_C_oxidase/628091

 

2.  Share favorite games for learning science and demonstrate them

3.  Discuss what makes games good and good for learning.

 

 
 
Interested in beta testing?  Sign up to get added to the Digital World Biology mailing list and beta test new materials.
Presenter affiliation: 
Bio-Link National Center

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Add your favorite science games below

Here are some that I like and that I know about:

Eyewire - a game to help scientists map connections in the brain

FoldIt - a game to help scientists solve molecular structures

 

More gaming links

RNA folding http://eterna.cmu.edu/game/puzzle/13375/

phylogenetics & sequence alignment, http://phylo.cs.mcgill.ca/

citizen science & identifying animals, galaxies, etc. http://www.zooniverse.org/

a portal of games, http://www.sciencegamecenter.org/

immune attack (immunology) http://immuneattack.org/

Medical mysteries - http://medmyst.rice.edu/

Illustrating scale

Nice animation from the Genetic Science Learning Center in Utah with a slider to show differences in size from coffee beans to atoms. Contributed by Jeff Rapp.

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/scale/

Students

  • Learn about biotech careers
  • Find biotech programs

Learn more »

Instructors

  • Professional development
  • View curriculum

Learn more »

Industry

  • Connect with local programs
  • Find skilled workers

Learn more »