It’s been seemingly a bajillion years since I’ve played Go Fish, but one educator is looking to create the next evolutionary step in engaging card games.
Teacher and biologist Ariel Marcy of San Francisco concocted Go Extinct, a game that teaches the process of evolution based on Go Fish. She hopes kids will begin to love science via her contribution to “STEAM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math).
As I write this, Go Extinct over halfway towards its $15,000 goal. Currently, $30 will get pledgers the boxed game containing 54 illustrated animal cards and a game board along with stickers. Anyone pledging over $600 will have the opportunity to design their own Go Extinct along with three webchats with Marcy.
Go Extinct is an interesting way to get kids involved in science in the classroom. I don’t know how it’ll play in much of the Deep South, but the idea’s cool.
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