Teacher Review for Impulse

Quickly Bored

Kim R.
Specialist Sr., Entrepreneurship Education
Arizona State University, E+I
Scottsdale, AZ
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
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My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
How I Use It
This game has no real classroom application, other than maybe using it to demo the laws of motion. This game could be listed as a student friendly game during free time, but students would quickly become bored and move on.
My Take
This game has some real potential to be a great way to teach physics, but the beginning levels are very boring and students will lose interest in it almost immediately. If you can get students to continue playing to the higher levels, there is some potential for problem solving and the opportunity to learn the laws of motion. But students will be ready to stop playing within just a few minutes of starting and are unlikely to advance beyond the first level.