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ERIC Number: EJ1209301
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Design Your Own Navy
Briscoe, Michael
Science Teacher, v86 n7 p22-27 Mar 2019
FLEET is a free ship-design simulator that reaches students in their native environment--video games. It is also a physics simulator that applies content first learned through hands-on scientific investigations. Using FLEET, students design and use ships for various naval missions by mastering scientific concepts such as force, energy, and work, while employing an engineering design process. This article describes the use of FLEET in traditional physics classrooms in the early high school years, although FLEET is being used in elementary and middle schools and in more advanced academic settings. The gameplay is intuitive, and teachers have found students need little support to get started with this physics simulator.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A