Educator Resources for Prisoner of Echo
In Prisoner of Echo, students play a researcher trapped on the asteroid 60 Echo, in a facility patrolled by robots gone haywire. These robots rely exclusively on sound to navigate their surroundings, communicate, and detect escapees. To foil the bots and escape the base, students must use their wits, their knowledge about the properties of sound, and a special Sonic Visualizer device, which allows them to see sound waves.
This game is designed for use in inclusive classrooms with students of diverse learning experiences and levels. In addition to teaching the basic principles of sound and waves, it can be used to reinforce reading comprehension and English language learning.
In this science lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-12, students will explore wave interactions (including interference, reflection, refraction, and diffraction) through online game play and other BrainPOP resources. Students will describe the characteristics and parts of sound waves, and explain the Doppler effect. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »