ChemCaper is a chemistry adventure game that aims to get students curious about science. It teaches the properties of different elements and their chemical reactions by providing a rich game world and a large number of different challenges which are based on chemistry concepts and the periodic table. ChemCaper is targeted for students who play a lot of games and it is suitable for after-school use, when students have time to explore the game at their own pace.
The game is a story-based role-playing game with an immersive world and interesting characters.
Players get familiarized with chemical bonding, scientific apparatus, chemical reactions and properties of elements through an exciting game play.
Students practise logical thinking and problem solving throughout the game whose tasks are built around chemistry concepts.
The game teaches about the qualities of different elements and their reactions, aiming to get students excited about science.
The learning journey is comprehensive and the game provides a large number of different challenges.
The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.
The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.
The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.