Type:

Game, Other

Description:

Incredible phenomena are happening in your body all the time. But have you ever stopped to think about what keeps you breathing, how information travels from your senses to your brain instantly, or any of the other amazing things that constantly happen to keep you alive? Now you can jump inside the human body and participate in these physiological processes to help Fred outrun danger in the woods. In Code Fred: Survival Mode, you'll play mini-games to send adrenaline to help Fred run faster, build a blood clot to help heal a wolf bite, prioritize energy intake to the most critical organs, and even fight bacteria invaders after Fred gets sneezed on in the woods. Each mini-game helps Fred run a little farther toward safety. Lose one of these challenges, and Fred's body won't be leaving the woods.

Subjects:

  • Health > General
  • Science > General
  • Science > Biology
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Code Fred Body Systems Biology Health Survival Anatomy Wolves

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives

Collections:

Science OERs
Update Standards?

SCI.6-8.12.A.3a: Science

Explain how cells function as "building blocks" of organisms and describe the requirements for cells to live.

SCI.6-8.12.B.3b: Science

Compare and assess features of organisms for their adaptive, competitive and survival potential (e.g., appendages, reproductive rates, camouflage, defensive structures).

SCI.4-6.12A.1: Science

Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explore the patterns of change and stability at the micro- and macroscopic levels of organisms (including humans), comparing the stages of simple life cycles and energy requirements, or identifying structures and their functions in cells, tissues, organs, systems and organisms (including humans).
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-04-03.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This game supplements the exhibit “YOU! The Experience” at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois. In this charming game, “Fred” is lost in the woods, and the user must play mini-games to help him survive: sending adrenaline to help Fred run faster, building a blood clot to help heal a wolf bite, prioritizing energy intake to the most critical organs, and even fighting bacteria invaders after Fred gets sneezed on in the woods. Each mini-game helps Fred run a little farther toward safety. Lose one of these challenges, and you lose the game. The instructions are not incredibly intuitive, but can be figured out in a few minutes, and the mini-game activities are quite anatomically accurate. This game is good for engaging students in the content, though may not be suitable as stand-alone instruction.

Not Rated Yet.

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