The Dropping Ions Game software allows students to both learn and practice their knowledge of the charges on the most common chemical ions in a fun way.
Product Type: Software - Learning Game
Curriculum: Chemistry, Ion Charges
Level: Grades 9-12
Time To Use: ~ 1 hours or 1 periods of instruction
System Requirements: PC or MAC Computer with Flash plug-in
The software is downloaded as a Zip file which, when opened, contains the following files:
Game Files: DropIonsGame.html (open to start game)
DropIonsGame.swf (flash file)
Highscore Files: highscore.txt and highscore_blank.txt
Preview File: DroppingIons_Download.doc
In the game, tiles with the ion symbols fall from the top of the screen and can be moved right or left. Students must maneuver the tiles such that a row of five have a combined charge of zero. Whenever a row is completed, it disappears, making room for more rows. At the end of the game students get a score which they get to compare with a high score table of other student's results.
There are a number of options to adjust the game's difficulty which include whether the dropping ion symbols include the ionic charge and whether the present charge in each row is shown.
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