Web Adventures-Explore Science is a site by Rice University. Web Adventures lets students explore science-one game at a time. Each adventure has a section dedicated to students and a section dedicated to teachers who are using the adventures in the classroom. In the Cool Science Careers section, students can experience what it means to take on science as a career. They can go through Profession Pathfinder to see which science careers best match their personality based on their answers to career interest questions. Students can select from five different science career fields to virtually try out activities that are typical for the career. With Zoom In, students can learn about different science jobs and read interviews with real scientists. In the CSI: Experience, students learn all about what it takes to be a forensic scientist. There are four cases that students can work to solve. As they solve the crimes, they will learn about forensic biology, ballistics, toxicology, medical examination, fingerprint analysis, digital forensics, fire investigation, and facial reconstruction. In the MedMyst section, students will use the scientific method and scientific process to investigate infectious disease outbreaks. Students can work with the N-Squad forensic scientists to solve an alcohol related crime. Throughout the game, students learn what alcohol does to the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. In the Reconstructors series of games, students can learn about the health effects of drug abuse while learning neuroscience.
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