Sustainability/environment/geography app

http://www.mysusthouse.org/game.html

This is a game for 9-14 year olds exploring what sustainability means in regards to homes and communities.

Can be used individually or as part of a group.

How to play

The game is three parts: The introduction movie where two trendy characters explain what sustainability is all about. Explanation of terminology is provided in simple terms. This section can be skipped if the pupils revisit the games later.

The Environment Game explores ways to create a more sustainable environment. Subjects covered are: location of a house, saving energy, water, and waste. Player receives a printable certificate with their score. Suitable for pupils from 9 years.

The Building Game challenges the children to build a sustainable house. Subjects covered are: building materials, insulating materials, power for a house, heating a house. Player receives a printable certificate with their score. Suitable for pupils from 12 years. In choosing their materials, students must take both cost and environmental sustainability into account. They have £100,000 to spend and the budget is displayed on screen. If you exceed the budget you must repeat the game The sustainability meter is displayed at all times and varies according to the player’s choices. In addition there is an animated globe in the top left corner, which changes appearance according to the current score. Players can print a certificate with their score at the end of the Building Game.

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