from ABC7 news | August 11, 2017 watch it >
“Do any of the bacteria look familiar to you?” Dachelle Robinson asked another intern as he played a video game that the team created. The video games aim to get you thinking.
“You will be traveling the water droplet through the clog through the pipes,” Robinson explained, of the game. Robinson is one of the interns with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission who is helping to bring students virtually inside pipes, underground, and through blockages.
The interns were broken up into two separate teams. On Friday, judges got their hands dirty crawling through the animated tubing and picking a winner. Video games created by WSSC interns will be played by 10,000 students very soon… Such a fun story coming up @ 4 on @ABC7News
“They thought about how to make it more difficult or less difficult and how to scaffold that learning,” said Jennifer Colvin, Vice President of Education with MdBio. She worked as a judge on Friday. The MdBio Foundation will bring the games to more than 10,000 students and incorporate it into STEM curriculum.