New Science Game Testers Needed

TERC, Inc. is looking for students in grades 5-8 to test a prototype of a new, serious science game being designed to support independent, personalized learning of NGSS topics in Structure and Properties of Matter, Space Systems and other areas. As part of the game, students enter a virtual world as Avatars, where they can

  • do space/time travel,
  • ask questions of expert Avatars (e.g., Albert Einstein), and
  • use what they learn to help them make strategic game choices.

We are looking for students in classroom and out-of-school settings to play parts of the game and provide us with feedback about usability. Testing will begin in January of 2016 and occur online and/or face to face (depending on location and preferences). We will work with participating sites individually to accommodate needs, schedules, and time available. Please contact Tara Robillard ( if you are interested in working with us, or if you have questions.