Applied Materials Develops 'Green' Card Game
Applied Materials Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif., said its new Bright Future card game was designed for teaching sustainability and environmental concepts to children ages 9 and up. The game was developed in conjunction with two teachers as part of the Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education program and is currently being evaluated in 25 public and private schools in California, Texas and Oregon, the company said.
Applied Materials' Bright Future card game is designed to help students better understand how their actions affect the planet. (Photo courtesy Business Wire)
“The game can easily be incorporated in science, language arts, math, social studies or arts programs, and is a great tool for guiding class discussions and writing assignments,” said Heather Wong, co-creator of the game and fifth grade teacher at Lawton Alternative School in San Francisco. Applied Materials said it intends to make the card game and a teacher's guide available at no charge to interested teachers for the 2008-09 school year. Qualified educators interested in ordering the game for their classrooms can visit: http://brightfuture.appliedmaterials.com/game/. Applied Materials makes equipment, service and software products used to fabricate semiconductor chips, flat panel displays, solar photovoltaic cells, flexible electronics and energy efficient glass.