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ERIC Number: EJ1034662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Making Connections between the Digital and Physical World
McConnell, William J.; Dickerson, Daniel
Science and Children, v51 n4 p38-43 Dec 2013
One game that seems to intrigue almost any child is Angry Birds, a popular video game available on most media devices in which a player uses a slingshot to hurl small, angry birds through the air in hopes they will knock over pigs resting on complex, destructible structures. Presented in this article is a half-day lesson, in which fourth graders design, build, and play a real-life version of the game, providing the educator an avenue to incorporate engineering design and science concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A