“An environmental disaster has taken place on Planet Earth and we need your help.” is how it starts.
An online project called Vanished, is a new opportunity for kids (ages 10-14 1/2) to be a part of a mystery game of problem solving and investigations. The goal of this project, created and run by MIT’s Education Arcade and the Smithsonian Institution, is to engage kids in on and offline challenges, collaborating with peers and experts, and solving the mystery of Vanished using the scientific method.
The project runs from April 4, 2011 to on or around May 31, 2011 and is only open to kids. It’s not too late to sign up, kids can jump in anytime and start the challenge. AdultTeachers and parents may sign up but can not participate or assist but only “watch”.
Brooke Higgins is an instructional specialist with the eMINTS National Center. You can read more at her blog Higgins Helpful Hints Blog.