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What are we doing here?<br />
Your mission is to prevent an old spill brought on by Hurricane Rina in 2017.  Traveling back in time, you will act as a m...
But first…some questions about games<br />
What is the combined usage time of all the people playing World of Warcraft?<br />25 years<br />2,000 years<br />400,000 y...
Answer:6,000,000 Years<br />
In total, how many pigs have been “popped” in the game Angry Birds?<br />20 trillion<br />3 trillion<br />5 billion<br />4...
Answer:3 Trillion Pigs<br />
Focusing on our own game…<br />
What was the name of the NOAA Corps vessel nearest to the oil rig?<br />Pathfinder<br />Okeanos Explorer<br />Ron Brown<br...
Answer:The Pathfinder<br />
What was the name of the undersea research station that NOAA operates?<br />NEEMO<br />Aquarius<br />Deep Star Six<br />At...
Answer:The Aquarius<br />
Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) have higher orbits than Geostationary Operational Satellites (GOES).<br ...
Answer:FALSE<br />
Team Scores<br />
Top 5 Participant Scores<br />
Demo<br />
Coastal wetlands drain into a<br />Lake<br />River<br />Ocean<br />Gutter<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<b...
Answer:Ocean<br />
Coastal wetlands serve all of the following functions except provide a<br />Buffer from tidal surge and flooding<br />Habi...
Answer:Source of fresh drinking water<br />
Demo<br />
When there is an oil leak on the sea floor, oil droplets and _____ bubbles migrate up through the water column.<br />Air<b...
Answer:Methane<br />
Demo<br />
NOAA Corps can be found doing all of the following EXCEPT<br />Conducting hydrographic or fishery surveys<br />Maintaining...
Answer:Arresting illegal whale fisherman<br />
“…educators suggest … that schools use video games to simulate the real-world situations in the classroom to help students...
“The challenge for our nation is to find a modern formula for learning: to appeal to children’s natural engagement with ga...
http://www.temporalauthority.com/earthexam.html<br /><ul><li>Developed to test what ISET students know about NOAA.
Most thought NOAA was a part of the NWS.
Participants knew little about NOAA related sciences.
ReGenesiscreated as a tool to educate students about NOAA.</li></li></ul><li>Most hurricanes die at sea when they pass ove...
Answer:Cooler<br />
Team Scores<br />
Top 5 Participant Scores<br />
What group did NOAA partner with to produce ReGenesis?<br />National Science Foundation     <br />Global Environmental Tem...
Answer:Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology (ISET)<br />
Lessons Learned<br />
And now for something completely different…<br />
http://fragileearthstudios.com/<br />
What is the name of the location modeled in our virtual office?<br />Azeroth<br />Rock Creek Park<br />Neverland Ranch<br ...
Answer:Rock Creek Park<br />
We created Fragile Earth Studios as an alternative to using NOAA acronyms.  Who do we actually work for?<br />OE<br />SOS<...
Answer:The Technology Outreach Branch<br />
In other community development news…<br />
How many active members in the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds?<br />2 (Eric and Julien)<br />2,200<br />5,600<br />...
Answer:2,200 members<br />
Team Scores<br />
Participant Scores<br />
And now forthe final question<br />
The total number of oil spills is closest to:<br />50 per month<br />50 per year<br />5 per year<br />50 per day<br />1 - ...
Answer:50 per day<br />There are on average 70 recorded oil spills per day (from all sources), with two dozen major oil sp...
Final Team Scores<br />
Final Top 5 Participant Scores<br />
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Who Wants to be a (NOAA) Millionaire?

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An overview of the work on a video game being developed by NOAA called "ReGenesis." The talk leveraged clicker technology to create a type of quiz show. The data from the audience has been included in the online copy.
Presentation by Eric Hackathorn, Julien Lynge, and Ann Thorne
More information about ReGenesis can be found at http://www.temporalauthority.com/ and http://fragileearthstudios.com/

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Who Wants to be a (NOAA) Millionaire?

  1. 1. Wireless Network: DSRC<br />Username: NOAAGAME<br />Password: NOAAGAME<br />Install “ResponseWare” for your mobile device or visit http://rwpoll.com/ and enter your first and last name and use NOAAGAME as your session ID.<br />Fragile Earth Studios<br />
  2. 2. Please select a Team<br />Springfield Isotopes<br />Aperture Science Test Subjects<br />Knights who say Ni<br />Install “ResponseWare” for your mobile device or visit http://rwpoll.com/ and enter your first and last name and use NOAAGAME as your session ID.<br />Wireless Network: DSRC<br />Username: NOAAGAME<br />Password: NOAAGAME<br />
  3. 3. What are we doing here?<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Your mission is to prevent an old spill brought on by Hurricane Rina in 2017. Traveling back in time, you will act as a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and need to arrive at the oil rig as soon as possible after the hurricane hits to limit the damage.<br />
  6. 6. But first…some questions about games<br />
  7. 7. What is the combined usage time of all the people playing World of Warcraft?<br />25 years<br />2,000 years<br />400,000 years<br />6,000,000 years<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  8. 8. Answer:6,000,000 Years<br />
  9. 9. In total, how many pigs have been “popped” in the game Angry Birds?<br />20 trillion<br />3 trillion<br />5 billion<br />40 million<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  10. 10. Answer:3 Trillion Pigs<br />
  11. 11. Focusing on our own game…<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13. What was the name of the NOAA Corps vessel nearest to the oil rig?<br />Pathfinder<br />Okeanos Explorer<br />Ron Brown<br />HMS Challenger<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  14. 14. Answer:The Pathfinder<br />
  15. 15.
  16. 16. What was the name of the undersea research station that NOAA operates?<br />NEEMO<br />Aquarius<br />Deep Star Six<br />Atlantis<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  17. 17. Answer:The Aquarius<br />
  18. 18. Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) have higher orbits than Geostationary Operational Satellites (GOES).<br />True<br />False<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  19. 19. Answer:FALSE<br />
  20. 20. Team Scores<br />
  21. 21. Top 5 Participant Scores<br />
  22. 22. Demo<br />
  23. 23. Coastal wetlands drain into a<br />Lake<br />River<br />Ocean<br />Gutter<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  24. 24. Answer:Ocean<br />
  25. 25. Coastal wetlands serve all of the following functions except provide a<br />Buffer from tidal surge and flooding<br />Habitat for unique species of animals<br />Natural remediation of some pollutants<br />Source of fresh drinking water<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  26. 26. Answer:Source of fresh drinking water<br />
  27. 27. Demo<br />
  28. 28. When there is an oil leak on the sea floor, oil droplets and _____ bubbles migrate up through the water column.<br />Air<br />Sulfur<br />Soap<br />Methane<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  29. 29. Answer:Methane<br />
  30. 30. Demo<br />
  31. 31. NOAA Corps can be found doing all of the following EXCEPT<br />Conducting hydrographic or fishery surveys<br />Maintaining buoys<br />Arresting illegal whale fisherman<br />Flying into hurricanes<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  32. 32. Answer:Arresting illegal whale fisherman<br />
  33. 33. “…educators suggest … that schools use video games to simulate the real-world situations in the classroom to help students develop critical-thinking skills and enhance their understanding of science and math and, perhaps, even encourage them to pursue careers in those and related fields such as technology and engineering.”<br />-Scientific American, 1/9/2009<br />Why use gaming in education?<br />
  34. 34. “The challenge for our nation is to find a modern formula for learning: to appeal to children’s natural engagement with games while teaching the skills and behaviors they will need to be healthy and to compete in a global age…”<br />-Joan Ganz Cooney Center (Creator of Sesame Street)<br />
  35. 35. http://www.temporalauthority.com/earthexam.html<br /><ul><li>Developed to test what ISET students know about NOAA.
  36. 36. Most thought NOAA was a part of the NWS.
  37. 37. Participants knew little about NOAA related sciences.
  38. 38. ReGenesiscreated as a tool to educate students about NOAA.</li></li></ul><li>Most hurricanes die at sea when they pass over _____ areas of water.<br />warmer<br />cooler<br />calm<br />rough<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  39. 39. Answer:Cooler<br />
  40. 40. Team Scores<br />
  41. 41. Top 5 Participant Scores<br />
  42. 42. What group did NOAA partner with to produce ReGenesis?<br />National Science Foundation <br />Global Environmental Temporal Authority <br />National Aeronautics and Space Administration <br />Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology <br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  43. 43. Answer:Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology (ISET)<br />
  44. 44. Lessons Learned<br />
  45. 45. And now for something completely different…<br />
  46. 46. http://fragileearthstudios.com/<br />
  47. 47. What is the name of the location modeled in our virtual office?<br />Azeroth<br />Rock Creek Park<br />Neverland Ranch<br />The National Mall<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  48. 48. Answer:Rock Creek Park<br />
  49. 49. We created Fragile Earth Studios as an alternative to using NOAA acronyms. Who do we actually work for?<br />OE<br />SOS<br />TOB<br />MAST<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  50. 50. Answer:The Technology Outreach Branch<br />
  51. 51. In other community development news…<br />
  52. 52. How many active members in the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds?<br />2 (Eric and Julien)<br />2,200<br />5,600<br />15,600<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  53. 53. Answer:2,200 members<br />
  54. 54. Team Scores<br />
  55. 55. Participant Scores<br />
  56. 56. And now forthe final question<br />
  57. 57. The total number of oil spills is closest to:<br />50 per month<br />50 per year<br />5 per year<br />50 per day<br />1 - 5<br />3 - 15<br />5 - 25<br />7 - 35<br />9 - 45<br />11 - 55<br />13 - 65<br />15 - 100<br />2 - 10<br />4 - 20<br />6 - 30<br />8 - 40<br />10 - 50<br />12 - 60<br />14 - 70<br />
  58. 58. Answer:50 per day<br />There are on average 70 recorded oil spills per day (from all sources), with two dozen major oil spills per year.<br />
  59. 59. Final Team Scores<br />
  60. 60. Final Top 5 Participant Scores<br />
  61. 61. Thanks for playing<br />
  62. 62. Conclusions and Questions<br />

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