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17th February 2012 at 00:00

Science games of the future

This month, TES partner the Science Museum launches Futurecade, an online gaming suite that invites teenagers to explore how science and technology impact on their daily lives. Topics covered by the four games - Bacto-Lab, Space Junker, Cloud Control and Robo-Lobster - include robotics, satellites and synthetic biology.

Designed in the style of traditional arcade favourites, tasks include selecting the right bacteria to engineer E. coli into a useful product for the body and clearing space junk to avoid collisions with much-needed satellites. The games are designed as a starting point to inspire teenagers to explore some of the most demanding areas of modern science.

Futurecade has been developed as part of the BP-supported Talk Science project. The Science Museum's website hosts a growing number of free online games and supporting material for teachers.

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