Fighting climate change becomes interactive with the freeCleanopolis VRapp for iOS and Android by Groupe EDF. Students learn about CO2 and battle along with Captain Clean in the fight against climate change. Assisted by their faithful companion, Tobby, students and Captain Clean explore a 3D city and discover its four districts. The app features eight minigames in which students must reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases in each district. Quizzes let students evaluate their ecological footprint and learn how to improve it. And a movietheater plays an educational film starring Igloo the penguin, who explains climate change. For an immersive experience and a wow effect, students can use 3D glasses (cardboards). Cost: Free
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of
digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM
resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned
to the most in February.
The Science Without Borders Challengeengages students around the world in promoting the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world’s oceans and aquatic resources. The challenge is sponsored by the Khaled bin Sultan Living OceansFoundation to get students and teachers interested in ocean conservation through various forms of art.
Habitactics is an iOS app from Touch Press that introduces students to wild animal and science facts as they solve Match-3–style puzzles. Students travel the world to explore different environments, including the deserts of the Sahara, the rainforests of South America, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.