Filament Games has announced the launch of physical science learning game, Backyard Engineers. Designed to align with Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core, Backyard Engineers is the first physical science game to be officially released by the developer.
The game challenges players to create the ultimate catapult so they can win a water balloon fight with neighborhood kids. Different mechanical elements of the catapult can be customized by students, manipulating movement, accuracy, range, and damage. Each level of the game is a unique puzzle that challenges students to find the fastest and most efficient way to soak their neighbors.
Backyard Engineers comes with a teacher dashboard for measuring student success and an integrated, standards-based curriculum for educators to use that extends their students’ learning experience. The curriculum includes hands-on activities, labs, challenging end-of-lesson activities and two standards-based assessments that give teachers the tools needed to gauge student understanding and progress.
The game launched on the Filament Learning Store on February 18, 2015, and both educator and student accounts are priced at $5.99 per account. For more information on the game, visit filamentgames.com.
Source: Filament Games, filamentgames.com