ERIC Number: EJ1083334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Who Wants to Be an Astronomaire?--The Game
Montgomery, M. M.
Physics Teacher, v44 n9 p607-608 Dec 2006
You have all probably seen the game "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" on television and have been drawn into the hot seat from your easy chair. Games like this one are popular among the public as entertainment, but they can also be educational. A game developed at the University of Central Florida (UCF) for large (>300) classes is used as a fun learning and assessment tool to establish who has enough wealth of astronomy knowledge to be labeled a Top Gamer. The pace is fast, hand-eye coordination is demanded, and instantaneous reasoning for easy questions and patience for more difficult questions are necessities, as is a long-term strategy.
Descriptors: Educational Games, Astronomy, Scientific Literacy, Game Theory, Educational Practices, College Science
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida