Welcome to Crystal Island: Uncharted Discovery

Students learn navigation skills to complete quests

Students explore an immersive virtual environment

Students learn problem-solving skills to complete quests

Science concepts align with curriculum standards

What is it?

What is it?

Crystal Island: Uncharted Discovery is a game-based learning environment for upper elementary science education with a focus on landforms, navigation, and modeling. It features a science adventure where a group of stranded explorers are trying to contact the outside world for rescue.
Research and Technology

Research and Technology

Crystal Island: Uncharted Discovery leverages the inferential capabilities of intelligent tutoring systems and the compelling immersive worlds of commercial game engines. To support large-scale deployments, Crystal Island was designed as a cloud-based web application.
Curricular Content

Curricular Content

The curriculum underlying Crystal Island: Uncharted Discovery is derived from the North Carolina Essential Standards for Science landforms curriculum with a focus on maps and models. Students learn about landforms, maps, and models while getting customized advice on tasks.