Evaluating the Efficacy of Gravitational Wave Games in Arousing Interest and Promoting Understanding of Gravitational wave Research
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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration’s Education and Public Outreach Group seeks to ameliorate the lack of public understanding of gravitational wave physics. I present the results of a set of pre-tests and post-tests from a public high school which measures Black Hole Pong’s effectiveness in teaching the concepts and benefits of gravitational wave astronomy. Results of this test can be used in the development of other outreach games, such as Black Hole Master and Chickens in Space.
Wheeler, Jonathan, "Evaluating the Efficacy of Gravitational Wave Games in Arousing Interest and Promoting Understanding of Gravitational wave Research" (2016). Posters, Presentations, and Papers. 35.