Thesis Committee Member(s)

Graham, Cory

Reader

McKenzie, Tim

College

College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Computer and Information Technology

School

School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

47 pages

Abstract

Business Problem Science is a crucial part of our educational curriculum. It has become vitally important for children to be introduced to science at an earlier age to insure their interest is cultivated throughout the rest of their education. The dilemma is finding interesting ways to engage grade school aged children in learning about science. Technical Solution "The All Squirrel Band" is a web based phrase completion game hosted by a rock band made up entirely of squirrels. The object of the game is to collect enough "nuts" for the band to go on tour this winter. Each "nut" represents a letter of the alphabet used to complete the phrase. A category is given for each phrase. Categories would include subjects pertaining to science. An example category would be the moons of our solar system, where each phrase contains the name of a moon and the planet it orbits. The phrase can then be used to search the web for additional information on the subject. Business Case The purpose of the project is to introduce science to grade school aged children through the use of art, music and games. The project also introduces the use of the internet as a learning tool and resource for information.

Date of Award

Spring 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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