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Deals with Biology // Careers in science // Experimental Methods // High School // Middle School
  toxicology, neurobiology, neuroradiology, epideiology, neuropsycology,
Intended for middle and high school science classes // community college classes // general public
Available on Web (PC/Mac)
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Developed by Rice University, Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning (external)
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Cool Science Careers

In Cool Science Careers, students can experience what it's like to be a scientist.

  • In Profession Pathfinder, students are matched to one of the careers on the website based on their answers to career interest questions.
  • In Imagine Yourself, students can select five different career fields and virtually try out activities typical for these careers.
  • Get the facts about jobs and education and read interviews with real scientists in Zoom In.
  • Vote for your favorite career in My Science Career Pick.
  • In Ask A Scientist, students can find answers to common questions about science careers and ask their own questions.

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13.5 / 15
Fun
3.5 / 5
Learning
5.0 / 5
Science
5.0 / 5

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September 12, 2012

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this game was very educational it helps you find a career you like in science evaluations

Fun rating: 5.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

Total:

15.0 / 15

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Cool Science Careers first begins by a questionaire that predicts the subject one might be most interested in. This proves to be a significant advantage when going through a simulation of a typical experiment. Since the experiment's topic is within the user's interest (usually), it turns out to be more interesting and educational, than if it weren't.

That said, the game suffers from a common point-and-click adventure trope: it's difficult to figure out what to click on when going through an experiment. A more distinct marker would help.

Fun rating: 2.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

Total:

12.0 / 15

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