Children use video games to explore science in two NSF-funded projects

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University of Illinois educational psychology professor H. Chad Lane and his team of researchers believe that the future of humanity rests in the hands of scientists so young that they currently have homework assignments and bedtimes.

The National Science Foundation seems to agree, recently awarding a total of $3.2 million in funding to two of the team’s projects. In both projects, children use the video game Minecraft to explore space or to develop solutions to significant environmental challenges on Earth.

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