Play DUST!

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DUST is an Alternate Reality Game (ARG); an immersive story in which teen players interact with a fictional world by using real world media and skills. The participatory experience unfolds across multiple platforms, including cell phones, social media sites, and the Web as players work together to unravel a cosmic mystery that spans billions of years. The game centers on the mysterious collapse of adults worldwide who fall into a coma-like state following a cataclysmic meteor shower. Players “hack” into NASA research databases and engage in collaborative play and scientific inquiry to search for answers that will save their parents’ lives. DUST Website

The skills inherent in designing and implementing a scientific investigation are applicable to many situations outside of the science classroom. Skills such as observing, asking questions, collecting and analyzing data and drawing and communicating reasonable conclusions are important to all individuals.

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