Using Games to Teach STEM Subjects
These fun and challenging built-it-yourself games cover all the bases from electrical engineering to coding to working with sensors. Read more about Ardusat’s products here.
The game begins with building a circuit utilizing temperature and light sensors. Then players are separated into the “hunter” and zombies. A cold can of soda is mixed with several at room temperature then distributed to the undead team. The hunter takes turns trying to figure out who was holding the cold can by measuring the surface temperature of everyone else’s palms.
2. Astronaut Training: Reflex Competition
Two players go head-to-head in this battle of lightning reflexes. After building a circuit which includes one button for each player, several LEDs start a countdown. First player to press their button when the red light comes on, wins! Users can customize the game by adding buttons for more players, adding lights, or utilizing a sensor. The sky is the limit.
3. Egg Drop
A new twist on the old classic. Instead of running an egg drop competition and wondering if your egg survived the fall because of your design or just dumb luck, now you can know! By building and attaching an accelerator to your egg protection device, you can read the G-forces exerted onto your payload and prove conclusively who’s design is the best.
Using these ideas as a base, what sort of games can you come up with?