Nobel Prize Inspires Educational Game on Blood Typing
Press Release • Mar 09, 2012 10:05 EST
Nobelprize.org, the official web site of the Nobel Prize, launched today an educational game, The Blood Typing Game, designed to help students ages 14-17 to distinguish between different blood types by administering virtual blood transfusions to patients.
This unique game is based upon the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded to Karl Landsteiner for the discovery of human blood groups. Available for free on Nobelprize.org and accessible through computers, android tablets and interactive whiteboards, the game is linked to tutorials which teachers can easily incorporate into the class room.
For a short introduction video about The Blood Typing Game, see:
Web sites and bloggers can easily embed The Blood Typing Game onto their own web site or blog: http://www.nobelprize.org/press/nobelmedia/channels/widget/bloodtyping.html
The Blood Typing Game
Do you know your own blood type? Blood typing is one of the most basic medical tests and an easy way to find out your blood type is to volunteer to be a blood donor. Learning about compatible blood types is critical to successful blood transfusions, which save millions of lives each year worldwide.
As a challenge in The Blood Typing Game, users have different missions to achieve. Upon successful completion, more difficult tasks are unlocked. Users are encouraged to top the current high scores.
Learn by Educational Gaming
The goal of The Blood Typing Game and for Nobelprize.org’s educational gaming portfolio, is to introduce the Nobel Prize awarded discoveries within a fun and engaging environment. Learning by educational gaming is an important feature of the 28 free games centered on Nobel Prizes ranging from diabetes, DNA, immune responses, nerve signaling to a literary game about “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Literature. The games are further categorized by Nobel Prize subjects of Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace and the Prize in Economic Sciences.
The Blood Typing Game is a part of the AstraZeneca Nobel Medicine Initiative, a global co-operation between AstraZeneca and Nobel Media AB. The aim of the initiative is to increase understanding of the Nobel Prize awarded achievements within the fields of Physiology or Medicine among the general public, and to explain the benefits of these discoveries.
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