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Catch The Cyberchase Movie on UNC-TV April 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM!
Click here to download a fun Cyberchase Lesson Plan: Cooking with the Sun!
Cyberchase Game-Making Challenge!
Calling all Cyberfans!!! Have you ever wanted to create a fun game that people all around the country could play? Now is your chance! This spring, just in time for Earth Day, UNC-TV will air the premiere of the first-ever one-hour Cyberchase special, "The Cyberchase Movie," which focuses on natural habitats and the impact of habitat loss, on April 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Also, we invite Cyberchase fans to create fun real-world games focusing on one of the following environmental themes presented in Season 9 of Cyberchase:
Up to five winners will have their real-world games featured on the Cyberchase website — for millions of kids to play — and will be eligible for a $500 prize! So start creating your game now and then submit your game to Cyberchase! Contest details can be found on the Cyberchase facebook page (click here)! All submissions must be entered in the official entry form by 11:59pm PST, Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Eligibility: Game creators must be under 21 years of age. Game creators under 13 years of age must have a parent, teacher or guardian enter on their behalf.
Guidelines and Regulations: Read full contest rules here.
Cyberchase Collection on PBS LearningMedia
Be sure to check out the “Math and the Environment” resources in the Cyberchase collection on PBS LearningMedia! This assortment of resources includes videos, student activities, games, handouts and much more! Students will learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle, examine keystone species, explore benefits of solar energy, and investigate how living things within an ecosystem depend upon each other. To access the resources, go to the Cyberchase collection on PBS LearningMedia and select “Math and the Environment.”
Cyberchase is an animated public television series and multimedia project designed to engage children ages 8 to 11 in the fun and challenge of math. Set in a fantastical cyberworld, Cyberchase will captivate millions of kids from all ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds with dazzling animation, high-stakes adventure and humor.
The premise of the series: the dastardly fiend, Hacker, is on a mad mission to taker over cyberspace. Motherboard summons three appealing, multi-ethnic youngsters, Matt, Inez, and Jackie, into cyberspace. Their mission: defeat Hacker. Their only weapon: BRAIN POWER. The Cyberchase is on! Chasing the evil Hacker, the young heroes embark on exciting missions to cyber "sites" where they must use math and logic to escape.
Studies show that American children find math boring and irrelevant as early as fourth grade. Television, with its vast reach and appeal, has the potential to affect children's attitudes toward math in a positive way. Cyberchase is designed to encourage children to develop a "can-do" attitude toward math, increase their knowledge, involve them in problem solving, and inspire them to use computers and the Internet with confidence.
PBS Ready To Learn is supported by a cooperative agreement from the U. S. Department of Education, PR/Award Number R295A00002.