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Can Gaming Help You Score Better in School?

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Average (6-10 days)
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Can computer games be used to educate? Pick a game that incorporates educational material. There are a variety of educational computer games on the market in the areas of math, history, science, and language, as well as many simpler versions free on the Internet. Make up a test based on the subject area covered by the computer game. Have your volunteers take the test before and after playing the game. Does playing the computer game improve people's score on the test?

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Science Buddies Staff. "Can Gaming Help You Score Better in School?" Science Buddies, 20 Nov. 2020, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Games_p006/video-computer-games/can-gaming-help-you-score-better-in-school. Accessed 17 May 2022.

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Science Buddies Staff. (2020, November 20). Can Gaming Help You Score Better in School? Retrieved from https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Games_p006/video-computer-games/can-gaming-help-you-score-better-in-school


Last edit date: 2020-11-20
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