Space Chef

Space Chef is a fast-paced game that teaches users about recipes, food facts, and contains other nutritional information. To access the game, users must tap the “Play” button on the app’s main screen. Next, three conveyor belts and a recipe appear on the screen. The two outer conveyor belts are loaded with ingredients and the center one leads into a robot’s mouth. Users must slide the required ingredients needed to make the recipe from the outer conveyor belts to the middle one. However, they must be quick because there is a time limit. As users progress through the…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 4.5
B. Design - 8.5
C. Engagement - 7.1

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Bringing Recipes to Everyone!

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Space Chef is a fast-paced game that teaches users about recipes, food facts, and contains other nutritional information. To access the game, users must tap the “Play” button on the app’s main screen. Next, three conveyor belts and a recipe appear on the screen. The two outer conveyor belts are loaded with ingredients and the center one leads into a robot’s mouth. Users must slide the required ingredients needed to make the recipe from the outer conveyor belts to the middle one. However, they must be quick because there is a time limit. As users progress through the game, they learn facts about food and access different robots. Plus, from the main screen, users can view their progress, read different recipes, and change the app’s settings.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students play this game to unlock facts about food. After they do so, teachers can have students search references, both online and in a library, for additional information to support the fact learned in this app.
  2. Students can read a recipe and, if the teacher permits, make it. Before doing so, however, teachers can have students research the nutritional facts about all the ingredients included in the recipe. As the facts are found, teachers can record both the recipe and facts on chart paper and hang it in the classroom.
  3. After students understand the different parts of a recipe and how to write a recipe by using this app, teachers can have students model the format used by this app to write a recipe of their own choosing.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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