This interactive web site, aimed at students aged 11-14, is a virtual island where users earn money, build and decorate homes, and design their faces while learning science, math, business, and writing skills. Users earn money by successfully completing problem-based, interactive, open-ended activities, and then use their earnings to purchase and decorate a house and gain access to other luxuries. Users chat with each other via the face they have selected and paid for. The web site includes a messaging system, bulletin area, and a newsletter. This resource is appropriate for all users, but particularly for girls and women, because it involves teamwork and communication skills and offers hands-on activities that produce a tangible result or product; it links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities, and uses STEM to solve real-world problems.


    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 5
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9
    • Grade 10


    Grade 9,Informal Education,Youth Public,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-907,Middle School,NSDL,Upper Elementary,Grade 5,Applied mathematics,Economics,gender and science,High School,Social Sciences,Interdisciplinary approaches,Elementary School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120118124543392T,integrated approaches,General science,girls and science



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