Teacher Review for World of Goo

A fun, physics-based building game that encourages critical thinking.

Dane S.
Classroom teacher
Indian Ridge Elementary School
Aurora, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This is a great game that promotes the understanding of physics, geometry, critical thinking, and problem solving. It is not necessarily meant for helping to teach, but more the application and enjoyment. The puzzles get progressively harder and really make users think about their plan-of-action. If users are not careful, their work will be all for not.
My Take
This tool is great for teaching structure building (triangles), gravity, and critical thinking that demands planning, adaptation, and reflection (i.e. when structures fail). It would be really cool if kids could be in the same "room" with another player and they would take alternating turns. It would be really fun to see how the students could learn from their mistakes and improve their design.