"Dear Croak Folks, This was great! I'm teaching environmental science and am going to use this as my final exam - solve the mystery and write a paper explaining why you came to that conclusion. I felt it was very well done. There's just enough info to solve it if you are logical - not too much, not too little. It was perfect for our topics - exotic species, pollution, personal values affecting why we do things, etc."
"I used the Croak activity in my classroom this past week. It is rare that 28 high school students are so quiet or so engaged. Many of them were fans of the frog-eating bat theory but the cane toad theory was popular also. I had them write a 300-word speech for the councilman's press conference. I loved this activity and am looking forward to trying others."
"I have just stumbled across your mysteries - they are excellent. I am teaching the kids a problem-solving process to determine cause and your mysteries fit right in with my life science curriculum. Thanks."
"Hello, I'm Brendan and I have done Croak. I think it is very good. It was quite challenging but my friend Tom and I still enjoyed it. Thanks!"
WRITERGUY WAS HIRED AS:
freelance creative director and writer
GAME TYPE: online interactive science game
GENRE: mystery story
HIS MISSION WAS TO:
create a fun story with gameplay that challenges middle schoolers to 'think like a scientist'
HIS CLIENT: Access Excellence at the National Health Museum
BEGIN THE SCIENCE MYSTERY:
ABOUT SCIENCE MYSTERIES