DISASTER DETECTOR is an educational game that applies natural hazard data to catastrophic event preparation.
Published by Smithsonian Education, this science game teaches learners how to analyze and interpret data to forecast natural disasters. In addition, students learn how to apply tools to mitigate the effects of those catastrophic events. Players are asked to help the citizens of Smithsonville and four other cities make predictions and save their city from damage. Players can complete a tutorial or jump right into game play.
Librarians will find this science game to be an effective way to connect science with real-world natural disasters. After playing the game, ask youth to read about real natural disasters and share how the game connects with reality.
Students can play the game online or download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
To play the game or download the app, go to https://ssec.si.edu/disaster-detector.