Teacher Review For World of Goo

Fun way to teach Engineering/Structures concepts

Christina C.
Classroom teacher
Montgomery Village Middle School
Montgomery Village, MD
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects Math
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 2
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I first introduce it as a two-day engagement activity to get students excited about structures and material properties. Then, as we continue through the course, I challenge students to try to beat the game after they have finish their assignments each day in class. Great way to encourage learning and keep kids engaged even when completed with an activity.
My Take
World of Goo is a really cool game about building structures with different building materials (or types of goo balls). It's a great way to get younger students interesting in building and structural engineering and then transition into real-world materials, their properties, forces and structures.