GoldieBlox and Discovery Education today announced a new education initiative – Maker High. Maker High offers an immersive learning experience hosted on Roblox for educators to teach chemistry in middle and high school classrooms.
Maker High is a new experience on Roblox from the award-winning GoldieBlox team that leverages the power of gamified learning to deeply engage learners in chemistry. Maker High features Chem Lab Escape, a virtual escape room set in a chemistry lab where high school students explore core concepts of chemistry through dynamic gameplay. Chem Lab Escape empowers students to solve challenges such as combining elements and solutions to create chemical reactions and adding and removing heat energy to water to navigate an obstacle course. Accompanying student-driven activities and hands-on investigations are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and facilitate instruction around particle motion and the types of chemical reactions. Resources from Maker High, including the Chem Lab Escape, pair digital media with easy-to-follow instructions and are simple to incorporate into any lesson plan and learning environment.
"GoldieBlox has over a decade's worth of experience making STEM fun and inclusive, especially for girls who have been traditionally excluded from STEM fields. Maker High empowers students to understand and master STEM concepts. Maker High makes learning fun by meeting students where they already are: on Roblox. Every detail of these resources are thoughtfully designed to strike that hard-to-reach balance of entertainment and academic rigor, all while delivering the learning content in an accessible, inclusive way,” said Debbie Sterling, CEO and Founder of GoldieBlox. “We hope teachers and students come back to play again and again to build upon their STEM skills.”
GoldieBlox is a Roblox Community Fund (RCF) grantee. Established in 2021, RCF offers grants to educational organizations and developers to enable the creation of innovative learning experiences and curriculum leveraging the platform in immersive and compelling ways.
Learn more about Maker High at makerhigh.discoveryeducation.com or within Discovery Education Experience, the award-winning K-12 learning platform. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional learning resources, Discovery Education provides educators with an enhanced learning platform that facilitates engaging, daily instruction.
“Research shows that game-based learning proves an effective teaching tool in an educator's toolbox. We’re proud to team up with GoldieBlox to bring chemistry to life through Maker High on Roblox,” said Amy Nakamoto, General Manager of Social Impact at Discovery Education.
For more information about Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and professional learning solutions visit www.discoveryeducation.com, and stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.
GoldieBlox is a multimedia company on a mission to make Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fun and accessible for all youth, especially girls, who have been underrepresented in STEM fields. Founded by Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox is known for “disrupting the pink aisle” and challenging gender stereotypes with the world’s first girl engineer and coder characters in children’s toys. For the past decade, GoldieBlox has inspired millions of girls around the world with videos, animation, books, apps, curriculum, toys, and merchandise; the tools that empower girls to build their confidence, dreams and ultimately, their futures.
GoldieBlox has been recognized as a disruptive leader in educational entertainment and has reached billions of consumers through TV, radio and digital as the first startup company to win a free Super Bowl commercial and have a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. GoldieBlox and its founder, Debbie Sterling, have won numerous awards, including the Toy Industry’s Educational Toy of the Year Award, Fast Company’s list of Most Innovative Companies, Fortune’s 40 Under 40, President Obama’s Ambassadorship for Global Entrepreneurship, and the National Women’s History Museum’s “Living Legacy” award for inspiring girls around the world.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Through its award-winning multimedia content, instructional supports, innovative classroom tools, and social impact programs, Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. Discovery Education serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 100 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and trusted organizations to empower teachers with leading edtech solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.