Intro to Video Game Design STEM Challenge (distance learning)

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Help students turn their love of video games into a career! The Video Game Design STEM Challenge is a self-guided distance learning mini course for teens to learn what a video game designer does, understand the STEM behind this career, and test drive the career through fun online activities. Delivered in interactive GoogleSlides and PDF formats, including:

1. online video game designer career exploration resources including virtual job shadow youtube video, career information sheet in English and Spanish, and career focused 'try it' activity

2. short quiz with answer key

3. Types of Games googleslide presentation and reflection question (15 slides)

4. printable 'Guide to Video Game Design for Teens' with TED Talk and focus questions

5. Video Game Design Challenge with student friendly step by step directions.

In this STEM challenge students will research STEM careers, then design a video game to help peers 'test drive' that career!

6. project rubric (1 page WORD doc)

7. links to additional resources to explore careers in video game design

This Challenge is provided as one cohesive Google Slides and PDF document with embedded links to corresponding online activities for easy uploading and sharing in your online classroom! All activities are designed to be completed independently using only simple materials and online resources, taking at least 3 hours for students to complete - a fun distance learning activity!

Directly aligned with NGSS MS-ETS1-3 and CCSS.RST.6-8.7. Supports TEKS.SCI.6.2.B, TEKS.SCI.8.2.B, and TEKS.SCI.7.2.B.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.


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