ERIC Number: ED223451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Groucho: An Energy Conservation Computer Game.
Canipe, Stephen L.
Groucho is a computer game designed to teach energy conservation concepts to upper elementary and junior high school students. The game is written in Applesoft Basic for the Apple II microcomputer. A complete listing of the program is provided. The game utilizes low resolution graphics to reward students for correct answers to 10 questions presented. Teachers may wish to include their own questions within the program and use the graphics as positive reinforcement for correct answers. The game keeps a running tally of the number of questions answered correctly on the first try. Students have the opportunity to retry any question missed until they get the correct answer or wish to leave the program. The program is termed "user friendly" because from the time the program is loaded into the computer the instructions are clearly printed on the video screen. The user need only respond to instructions to be successful in using the program. Once the entire set of questions has been asked and answered, the student is presented with a maze-type conclusion in which it is necessary to get to the dot to end. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Apple II; Computer Games; Energy Education