Amazon River Researcher Video Transcript

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    Welcome to TVO’s mPower! In this video, we are highlighting one of our creative online Grade 2 games: Amazon River Researcher.

     

    In this game, players visit an aquatic location and develop their knowledge of Data Management by collecting, organizing, reading and interpreting data presented in tally charts and bar graphs.

     

    [Game Sound]: Welcome to the Amazon!

     

    Players track a sea creature by traveling to various locations in the Amazon and scanning the fresh water. At each location, players collect data and analyze the items by tapping on the screen.

     

    [Game Sound]: Let's begin our search for the Arapaima here in the estuary.

    [Game Sound]: Watch the water. When you see movement, tap to scan!

    [Game Sound]: Keep scanning until enough river data has been collected.

     

    In the first stage, players use the collected tally chart data to construct a vertical bar graph.

     

    [Game Sound]: Tap and drag to adjust bars on your graph.

    [Game Sound]: Tap submit when you're done.

     

    If correct, checkmarks appear at the top of the bars.

     

    [Game Sound]: Good stuff!

     

    If the response is incorrect, hints are provided to aid the player.

     

    [Game Sound]: Hmm not quite right.

    [Game Sound]: Resetting incorrect bar.

    [Game Sound]: Here's a bar that could use some fixing.

    [Game Sound]: Now, let's read the graph.

    [Game Sound]: Which bar shows 10 items scanned?

    [Game Sound]: Tap it.

    [Game Sound]: Great work building and analyzing!

     

    In the second stage, players use the collected tally chart data to construct a horizontal bar graph.

     

    [Game Sound]: Good stuff! Now, let's read the graph!

    [Game Sound]: Which bar shows the most items scanned?

    [Game Sound]: Tap it.

     

    In the final stage, the graph becomes corrupted from the scan and players must correct the horizontal bar graph to match the data.

     

    [Game Sound]: Impor...

    [Game Sound]: Oh no! The graph has been corrupted!

    [Game Sound]: Use the data to correct the bars on the graph.

     

    In each stage, players are also asked to read and interpret the information on the graph.

     

    [Game Sound]: Good stuff! Now, let's read the graph.

    [Game Sound]: Which bar shows the fewest items scanned?

    [Game Sound]: Tap it.

    [Game Sound]: Lots of fish, crustacean, and other food sources present in the data.

     

    Once the data has been collected, organized, read and interpreted, players track down a sea creature.

     

    [Game Sound]: The head!

    [Game Sound]: You've done it! An Arapaima!

    [Game Sound]: Look at its shining scales! It must be at least 3 meters long!

     

    By the end of the game, players should be able to collect, organize, read and interpret data presented in tally charts and bar graphs.

     

    Thank you for watching, for more videos, how-to’s, and documentation, check out the mPower community on TeachOntario. Happy researching!

     

    [Game Sound]: Let's get our research back to the clubhouse!