Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Nano Legends: Engage. Educate. Entertain. (Teacher's Guide with CD-Rom)

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Nano Legends: Engage. Educate. Entertain. (Teacher's Guide with CD-Rom)

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Nano

Legends:

Engage.

Educate.

Entertain.

(Teacher's

Guide

with CD-Rom)

By CommGraphics Interactive

$119.95. 192 pp. CommGraphics

Interactive, Lincoln, NE.

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Today's students have grown up in a dual universe--one that is both real and virtual. Programming of mainstream video games has far outpaced the ability of educational publishers to keep up, and most products billed as "educational games" have fallen far below the expectations of today's gamer generation.

Nano Legends represents the first science-education product to approach the programming and responsiveness of today's true video games. Developed with partial funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, it features both engaging action and high-level content. The adventure takes a user through a review of cellular and body systems, with emphasis on immunology and cancer biology at the level of secondary biology curriculum.

The fantasy scenario includes a nano-sized scout cruiser with microscopic characters who seek out and destroy cancer cells. …

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