Bright Future Trivia Game Launches Kids Into Virtual Green Reality
I was talking to a cool science chic with pink hair who rides a hovercraft at The Tech Museum yesterday. She offered to show me her sweet, new game that teaches kids how to be climate change experts and learn about cutting-edge technology that will help save our planet. It was all in a day’s play in the virtual world, where my avatar explored The Tech Museum and played the new Bright Future Trivia Game.
Developed by Applied Materials and hosted by The Tech Museum through the KidsCom.com website, The Bright Future (BF) Trivia Game challenges kids’ environmental knowledge with well-researched, age-appropriate, green trivia. Questions cover such topics as renewable energy, biodiversity, green careers and climate change.
Geared at ages 9-14, the game engages kids on different difficulty levels, so that the experience changes with every play. Also, Polly Positron (the cool science chick with ultra-pink hair), is the museum’s avatar for the director of learning. Polly visits the virtual Tech every Thursday to answer students’ science and technology questions. Polly debuted the Bright Future Trivia Game last week to rave reviews from her virtual friends.
The BF Trivia Game is the next-generation of Applied Materials' Bright Future Card Game. A few years ago, Applied Materials worked with teachers to develop the card game to foster awareness, enabling children to become good stewards of the Earth’s resources. In an effort to make the game more sustainable, the game received a 21st century global makeover through the collaboration with The Tech and KidsCom.com. KidsCom.com, helped bring the card game to digitized reality. KidsCom has 2.8 million registered users from 200 countries, who live in their virtual world where simulation experiences, video and mini-game learning help build awareness and interest in social issues.
Check out the game. Log on. Create an avatar with a cool name, hang out at The Tech’s virtual gallery. Play the BF Trivia Game. You might learn something about our planet along the way.