My Sust House – Online Games
My Sust House is a Bafta Award winning interactive game exploring what sustainability means and how it relates to our homes. It provides a resource for meaningful and effective learning and teaching opportunities across many areas of the 5-14 cirriculum. The game has three parts:
Game 1 – Environment – explores ways to create a more sustainable environment looking at the location of a house and ways of saving energy, water and waste.
Game 2 – Building – challenges the player to build a sustainable house on a budget. There are choices to be made on different building materials, insulation, and powering and heating your sustainable house.
Game 3 – Town – provides a platform to learn about the typical pressures of growth on a small town in Scotland. My Sust Town focuses on ways in which housing, schools, transport, retail and energy could be developed in a more sustainable way. This incorporates five different activities within the town.
The material can be used in many ways, either for individual use or as part of a group activity. As well as providing interesting information, it stimulates discussion, presents problem-solving activities and provides a context for teamwork and decision-making. The games are a resource for meaningful and effective learning and teaching opportunities across many areas of the Curriculum for Excellence.
The games can be played at: http://mysusthouse.org/
Teachers Notes that explain how the activities relate to the Curriculum for Excellence and possible class activities are available on the right hand side.