Friday, July 18, 2008
Nobel Prize games
Discovered this through the Biotechniques Weekly Newsletter. There are some multimedia online games based on the discoveries that have been awarded Nobel Prizes. I have just spent too long on the Robert Koch and TB game - I did manage to stain the expectorant, look at under the microscope and see the bacteria, but very slowly. Your virtual guide is called Wilma, and she has a nice line in responses when you try to do something stupid like pick up the bench, or pour the expectorant down the sink. The games are at http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/ - the "Nobel Prize in..." links at the top of the screen link to more games too. They cover peace, literature and economics (world trade) as well as chemistry, physics, medicine - including malaria and DNA and the genetic code, as well as TB.