Coaster Crafter: Build. Ride. Scream!


Subjects: Math, Science & Health, Technology
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: Cable in the Classroom

Coaster Crafter

Coaster Crafter: Build. Ride. Scream! is Cable in the Classroom’s latest online learning game, dynamically illustrating broadband’s learning potential. 

By engaging users in designing and testing roller coasters in a game-like environment, Coaster Crafter provides an engaging and relevant context for learning important math and science concepts.  It’s aimed at middle school and older students, particularly girls.

Coaster Crafter is:

  • Accessible: You are on the receiving end of resources and expertise brought together just to teach YOU, anywhere, anytime.
  • Multisensory: You watch, read, hear, experiment, and create your own coasters. You can learn, whatever your learning style.
  • Rich content: You are exploring and practicing key math and science concepts by designing, building and sharing virtual roller coasters in an immersive, game-like environment.
  • Self-directed: You make the choices—go in any direction or sequence, at any pace.  You can continue to learn and explore by following recommended links or viewing interviews with engineers.
  • Inspiration for deeper learning:  Game play, learning and enthusiasm are linked, and rewards for both success and failure motivate students to experiment more boldly, think more deeply and learn more completely.
  • 21st Century Learning:  You use and practice 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

 

 
 
Video Title: Coaster Crafter: Combining Learning & Fun
Video Description: Learn how the online learning game, Coaster Crafter, helps students understand STEM concepts through a series of thoughtfully designed, interactive and fun learning experiences.
 

Curious about how an educational game is created? Watch the video archive of the webinar Behind the Screen: Educational Games as Effective, Engaging Learning Tools for a behind-the-scenes look at the process.

Coaster Crafter: Build. Ride. Scream!

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