For more information regarding calculating the the post-game student survey/expected learning outcomes, see the TeacherInfoPage located on the Lesson Handouts page.

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Student Takeaways from Playing "You’ve Got Kale!" Farming Simulation Game

Running the Game

Calculating the Overall Classroom Goal

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Game Mechanics

The excel game was built with data representing a kale farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, USA. Data for the game came from the Chesapeake Bay water quality decision support tool (Chesapeake Assessment Scenario Tool) and a multi-investigator research team, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Teacher Curriculum Requirements

This game will address the Human Suitability Standards HS-ESS3-1, HS-ESS3-2, HS-ESS3-3, HS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-6 and ETS1.B of the Next Generation Science Standards(NGSS), in addition it also addresses the AP Environmental Science Topic VI c (Economic Impacts) and Environmental Literacy Standard 7, topics E and F (Environment and Society).