KerbalEdu is an official school-ready standalone remix of the award winning game Kerbal Space Program. The game has been enhanced with features that help integrate it into the classroom. Students master real-world physics and engineering skills as their understanding of STEM concepts blast off!
Developed by Squad and TeacherGaming LLC
For more information visit KerbalEdu.com
What is it all about
Kerbals are little green creatures who are trying to build their own space program. However most of their rocket parts have been found from the junkyard so launches often end up going horribly wrong or blowing up. It’s up to players to solve problems and learn about physics at the same time. Build rockets with versatile tools and find challenges in a sandbox universe! Do you want to build a space shuttle or colonize moon? Go for it! Experience advanced problem solving: Does your rocket break up in launch? Add more structural struts! Now you have too heavy rocket? Strap in more rocket boosters! Learn space exploration in low treshold, easy to approach, ‘fun to loose’ game experience!
KerbalEdu is an standalone version of acclaimed Kerbal Space Program developed by Squad and it provides helpful features to design ships, analyze forces and record information from flights.
Educational values generate from STEM principles (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and through practical experimentation and iteration. The first content package to the game, Earth History Campaign teaches basic forces and Newtonian mechanics while introducing new players to the key elements of Kerbal Space Program. For teachers web-based Mission library and Mission editor provide platforms to plan and distribute educational missions for students worldwide. KerbalEdu is compliant with number of Next Generation Science Standards ranging from Newton’s Third Law (MS-PS2-1) to modelling proposed solutions to complex real world problems (HS-ETS1-4). For more information please visit: http://www.kerbaledu.com/.
Ideas for classes
KerbalEdu promotes systematic problem solving and science experimentation while adopting to multiple age groups and levels of education:
Home use: Peaceful space program that challenges kids creativity and problem solving.
Elementary school: Building rockets and learning about basic mechanics and forces.
Junior highschool: Newton’s Third Law, gravity and space programs.
High School: Orbital mechanics and mathematical functions.
Higher education: Physics experimentation and higher mathematics.
Earth History Campaign: Introduce your students to different types of forces and Newtonian mechanics.
Physics testing lab: What happens when you drop an egg? What happens when you drop egg on moon?
Teamwork: Take roles, work together for a space mission. Try out, debrief. Lear project work and iterating designs. See the project from the different perspectives like from the side of manager or pilot?
Simulate real life space mission and learn what it takes to launch a satellite or build space station?
|Operating system||Minimum Windows Vista or 7, OSX Lion (10.7) or Linux (Most distros should work). Recommended Windows 8 or 10 64 bit , OSX El Capitan (10.13) or Ubuntu 14.04|
|Processor||Minimum Core 2 Duo , Recommended Core i5|
|Memory||Minimum 3GB RAM, Recommended 4GB RAM|
|Graphics||Minimum SM3 512MB VRAM, Recommended SM4 1GB VRAM|
|Storage||Minimum 4 GB HD space, Recommended 6 GB HD space|
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