Game

Mouse Party

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Bronze

This resource has undergone expert review.

Year:
Year 9–10, Year 11–12
Time Allocated

1-6 lessons

Origin

International

Cost

Free

Available

NOTE: This game requires Flash. If you are using an iOS device, please note these devices do not support Flash. We recommend playing this game on Internet Explorer. 

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Developers

University of Utah, Genetic Science Learning Center, USA.

Summary

Players take a look inside the brains of mice that are under the influence of different drugs. The chemical interactions at the synaptic level are explored.

Format

20-minute interactive learning experience.

Expected Benefits

  • Increased general knowledge of drug(s)
  • Increased knowledge of drug-related effects and harms.

Evidence Base

The game has been reviewed and won the Science 2010 prize for online resources in education. See:

Stark, L. A., & Pompei, K. (2010). Making genetics easy to understand. Science, 327, 538-539. doi: 10.1126/science.1183029

Page last reviewed: 12/05/2021

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