AQUATION: THE FRESHWATER ACCESS GAME is an educational game exploring water science issues.
Published by the Smithsonian Institute, this learning game teaches science students about management of global water resources. Participants are asked to develop strategies and make decisions about water science topics such as water desalination plants, natural disasters, and water pipelines. Players begin by choosing a game piece, then select whether they wish to play the tutorial or the game.
Librarians will find that students enjoy learning about water science through this educational game. A text alternative is available for teachers wishing to use a short story connected with the game to jumpstart a water science unit.
The game is available online or through the App Store or Google Play.
To play the game or download the app, go to https://ssec.si.edu/aquation.