Students age 10 and up now have a fun way to experience the excitement of advancing science and health and exploring a research career. The NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) has just released the NIH Scientist Launch Game™ app.
“Our app breaks new ground in STEM education,” said Dr. Noni Byrnes, Director of NIH Center for Scientific Review. “It leads players through the challenges and excitement of learning about science, getting a grant, and overcoming challenges researchers often face. Along the way, players learn more about various diseases, experimental design, and the life of a successful scientist.”
How does it work? Players are asked to join the fight against cancer, heart disease or the common cold. and are cheered on as they work through Q&As in three levels.
Parents, students, teachers and homeschoolers are encouraged to download the free app, which is available in both iOS and Android formats.
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