Connecting dots for digital learning and teaching

Play as Mayors, Build Green Cities and Learn Science


Plan It Green is part of a growing trend that utilizes digital gaming to engage players around significant social issues. Plan It Green, the Big Switch is an online game that allows players to design and create their own energy-efficient city of the future! (features from the game website as below)

  • Build new energy technologies and advance energy research;
  • Rack up points based on eco-friendliness, energy production, citizen happiness, and more!
  • Compete with other “mayors” for the highest city rating;
  • Tackle challenging quests and earn rewards for your outstanding achievements;
  • Advance through game levels by exploring and building a diverse energy portfolio;
  • Check out new game play elements as fresh features are added on a regular basis.

game based learning

Plan It Green, the Big Switch is part of CONNECT! Transform the Future, a new collaboration between the Center for Science (a network of leading science centers), National Geographic, General Electric and local energy companies across the country. The goal of CONNECT! Transform the Future is to enlighten, educate, and engage the nation’s youth in a conversation about the future of energy.

About the Center for Science

Center for Science

Launched by a group of leading science centers, the Center for Science is a national collaborative network focused in integrating and leveraging all available resources to advance science and technology understanding. Each institution is increasing community impact by sharing ideas and expanding their unique programs, exhibits, and educational resources.

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).
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