( A Plaguing Problem [ All | Ep 1 | Ep 2 | Ep 3 | Ep 4 | Ep 5 ] )
In A Plaguing Problem, students need to reconstruct lost knowledge about pain relieving drugs. They learn about concepts such as neurotransmission, the neurobiology and history underlying drug addiction, pain management, and analgesia.
This game consists of three consecutive episodes with a continuous storyline. We recommend playing the episodes in order; however, they can be accessed individually by clicking the links below.
Target audience: Middle School
Game Format: 5 Consecutive Episodes / Single Player
Duration: Per Episode
Main Subjects Covered:
pain medication neuroscience addiction
Key Topics Covered:
[poppy seed, opium war]
brain parts] [neurotransmission, science and society] [animal experiment, plant taxonomy] [endorphins, history of pain medication]
Game Play Difficulty: Guided—Players advance through the game in a given order by means of a "turning the page" mechanism. Instructions on what to do next are given at any time.