Games

Mouse Party

Resource Overview

Time Allocated

1-6 lessons

Origin

International Resource

Cost

Freely available

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