Games, Interactive Simulations, and Virtual Labs for Science Teaching and Learning I

Friday, 19 December 2014: 10:20 AM-12:20 PM
Primary Convener:  Randy M Russell, UCAR, Learning Lab, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-Convener:  Erin L Wood, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

10:20 AM
Real-Time Climate Simulations in the Interactive 3D Game Universe Sandbox ²
Naomi L Goldenson, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States
10:35 AM
iVFTs - immersive virtual field trips for interactive learning about Earth’s environment.
Geoffrey Bruce1, Ariel D Anbar2, Steven C Semken2, Roger E Summons3, Carol Oliver4 and Sanlyn Buxner5, (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (2)Arizona State University, School of Earth & Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, (5)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States
10:50 AM
Games and Simulations for Climate, Weather and Earth Science Education
Randy M Russell, UCAR, Learning Lab, Boulder, CO, United States
11:05 AM
FutureCoast: “Listen to your futures”
Stephanie L Pfirman1, Ken Eklund2, Sara Thacher3, Benjamin S Orlove4, Gina Diane Stovall-Soto4, Jessica Brunacini5 and Theresa Hernandez6, (1)Barnard College, New York, NY, United States, (2)writerguy, San Jose, CA, United States, (3)Independent Designer and Transmedia Producer, San Francisco, CA, United States, (4)Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States, (5)Columbia Climate Center, New York, NY, United States, (6)Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY, United States
11:20 AM
Starchitect: Building Worlds and Learning Astronomy on Facebook and Beyond
James B Harold, Space Science Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Dean C Hines, Space Telescope Science Institute, Parkville, MD, United States
11:35 AM
A Virtual Rock Physics Laboratory Through Visualized and Interactive Experiments
Tiziana Vanorio1, Carlo Di Bonito2 and Anthony C Clark1, (1)Stanford University, Geophysics Department, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)3DB Visualization, Menlo Park, CA, United States
11:50 AM
12:05 PM
The CAULDRON game: Helping decision makers understand extreme weather event attribution
Peter Walton and Friederike Elly Luise Otto, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
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