Many of you know I am a classic game player, loving the classic NES Games. One who has had my heart for a long time is Megaman. The fighting robot out to save the world from the evil forces of Dr. Wiley. Back in October, I was able to acquire two Funko Pops of the Blue Bomber and his robot dog, Rush. I knew I wanted to use them for my STEAM classes and finally this past week I was able to incorporate them with my students.
Using a bit of eXPlore like a Pirate and Play like a Pirate I decided to have students create Pixel Art of Mega using the same format by Alice Keeler. I did this in two ways:
- Students would create their MegaMan and then use their knowledge of the Elements to make Game Cards using Adobe Spark Post. Students would use the various powers that MegaMan has used over the years and then play a game of War or Match. If a student had a water element card, it could be beaten with an earth based element. If it was a fire type element card, they could beat it with a water element card. The player with the most cards wins after all cards have been played. The second type is to use the Periodic Table. If a player pulled a MegaMan card that was carbon based, it was placed in the order carbon appears on the Table. If it is a radioactive element (uranium and Gravity Man’s powers match this). It would be placed lower on the table.
- The other one was for my younger students on the Four Primary Elements: Water Fire, Earth and Wind. I created this HyperDoc on Megaman. Students are to follow the link to the Megaman Power Game Wiki and look over his powers for each one and think of the one that matches one of the three elements. They are then to create the color scheme for that power in Google Sheets Pixel Template and then take a screenshot and insert the image into the proper element box. Then they create their own and what element it represents and insert it into the final box below.
These are a few ideas to use Pixel Art, Science and HyperDocs with your students using the fun of eXPlore like a Pirate and Play Like a Pirate. Give it a try.