Germ Science Investigation is a free online game that is designed to help students understand how to stop the transmission of COVID-19. The game has four “missions” for students to complete. Students complete the missions by answering a series of scenario-based questions. Students are given instant feedback after answering each question. If they answer a question incorrectly, the correct answer and a fact about COVID-19 is displayed.
Registration is not required in order to play Germ Science Investigation. In fact, I didn’t even seen an option for creating an account. Therefore, students have to play the game in one sitting or lose all of their progress. Completing the game shouldn’t take more than about fifteen to twenty minutes. The game is available in seventeen languages.
Applications for Education
Germ Science Investigation is a game that you might have students play to review information about how they can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in their schools. The game provides good reminders for high school students who might feel like they know everything they should do to prevent spreading COVID-19. For other students, the game might be an introduction to some of the science behind COVID-19 mitigation policies in their schools.