Posted on Sunday September 21, 2014

Natural History Education Pilot: Memory Match

There are two Natural History Education Pilots which both use different models and approaches and target different audiences. The second product is a game based on the known principle of the memory game, using Europeana content and allowing users to create

What: a digital memory game with educational improvements
Aimed at: school children
Made by: Semantika

The game will include several pre-defined sets of content from Europeana according to several attractive natural history themes with editorial options and quizzes. The option for the users to create their own sets will use the Europeana API and the users' MyEuropeana account. This game is developed by Semantika in collaboration with the National Museum in Prague.

Whilst the games are not main tools for the education of natural history, they can be used as additional explanation of this domain to give various audiences (not just schools) a window into natural history content. The promotion of natural history content via attractive and educative games is also of use to memory institutions, collection holders and the creative industries.
 

Memory Game screencast by Semantika
(CC BY-ND Europeana Creative)

The first screen of the game. Play right away, create your own card set to play with or read more about the game and how to play it.

One or two players can play the game. A quiz questions pops up after a pair is found and the correct answer is required to claim the pair.

The first screen of the game. Play right away, create your own card set to play with or read more about the game and how to play it. One or two players can play the game. A quiz questions pops up after a pair is found and the correct answer is required to claim the pair. (CC BY-ND Europeana Creative)

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