|Presented By||Center for Game Science|
|Goal||Team with scientists to advance synthetic bio research|
|Task||Play a video game to build machines out of DNA.|
Nanocrafter invites you to become a citizen scientist in the field of synthetic biology! As you solve puzzles to progress through the game, you'll learn about DNA biochemistry and how DNA strand displacement can be used to build computers, gears, walking constructs, and more! Compete in challenge levels that let you submit creative solutions to problems ranging from casual to highly technical. Review the solutions that others submit, team up to come up with even better solutions, and help scientists forge the future of synthetic biology!
Check out our game video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaQEQ8Tiu_0
Follow us on twitter: @nanocrafter
Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nanocraftergame
|How to Join||
Go to http://nanocrafter.org/
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Ideal Frequency||Every day|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online|
|Tags||dna, synthetic biology, video game|
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This game is so broken. I spent 30 minutes on 2-2 and 2-3 and couldn't complete either of them because it's so buggy. Pieces disappear(fly away or turn invisible) or don't behave how they're supposed to and how they had been up to that point. Maybe it's possible to work around the bugs and progress (I got really close with the invisible pieces a couple times) but it's not worth the effort. Really cool idea though.
joannhoy 12/15/2016Although I don't teach a grade that does anything with DNA, the skills needed to solve the problems and connect the strands would be invaluable.
lunarangelcm 12/15/2016Most of the games are colorful and engaging for the students.
carolyn.santangelo 12/15/2016great with bonding and DNA lessons
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