This is a game of luck and learning, depends on what you want from it. All you have to do is to make the electron jump up or down as per the question. You need absolutely no knowledge of physics for playing it. The game is also a learning tool, the intricacies of quantum physics and Bohr's theory can be learnt from this educational game. However, as we said it depends on your need.
The game is a pure fun game requiring absolutely no knowledge of science however it also functions as a learning aid if used for understanding the quantum theory.
About the fun part :
Professor Stanley is an absent minded, sleepy professor; most of his experiments end up in tragedies, (mostly for the laboratory he works for); he is frequently pestered by naughty Wonkey the Monkey, who was brought in the lab for testing and ended up being a tester (of patience that is). He was found to be more intelligent than even the team experimenting on him because he escaped from the cage after offering a banana drugged with the medicine (that was meant for him) to a member and went out of the security door using the identity card of that member.
He visits the lab clandestinely through the air-conditioning duct. He has been suspected to perform strange experiments after the lab closes; the missing lunch boxes from the cafeteria have been at times attributed to him.
Your objective is save Wonkey who has been tied and gagged by Prof Stanley from drowning. Otherwise, choose another episode and reduce the bubbling of chemical before Prof Stanley’s experiment blows up the lab. Only your good grades or higher ‘total performance % ’ can do that. After each question, your performance will be reviewed and your ‘total performance’ will decide the level of water in death chamber or bubbling of chemical in the lab.
You can either play "Wonkey the Monkey death-chamber episode 1" or "Professor Stanley and the exploding chemical".
Objective of the educational game : To make the electron jump up or down the energy levels by triggering a photon.
Objective for casual players: Check out your luck, intuition, and guessing prowess while having fun. Use learning mode to learn the procedure for triggering photons and make electron jump across levels. Once you are understand the working of the game then enter the grueling challenge mode, where your ability and luck will be tested to fullest while saving Wonkey the monkey or sleepy Prof. Stanley from their doomed fate.
Objective for teachers and Students: Have fun while experimenting and learning. The main objective of the educational game is to enable understanding of the correlation between quantum energy levels and orbital; another objective is to make the students remember the wavelengths of photon and their effect on electron jump.
A Note for students: Study and understand the effect of each wavelength of photon on electron jump. Refer spectrum above main window and photon data below to understand the relationship between orbital and energy levels. Also, use information section for detailed animation on Bohr’s theory, atomic spectra and references. Once you are comfortable then take the challenge round.
A Note for Teachers: Use this educational game as a tool for teaching Bohr’s quantum theory to students, use quiz can for testing them. You can also administer the challenge round for checking their knowledge through their Grades and Percentage scores shown in the educational game.
The educational game can be used for
1) Demonstrate properties of Photon
2) Establish correlation between orbital and energy level
3) Explicate concept of infinity in an atom
4) Explain concept of Ionization Energy
5) Clarify concept of negative and positive sign of energy
6) Unravel the mystery of Spectral lines
7) Understanding Balmer, Lyman…. Humphreys series
8) Establish correlation between energy and distance jumped
9) Understand Bohr's model
10) Ascertain relationship between various Photon’s parameters
11) Understand terms like Electron Volt, Nanometer, Kilojoules per mol, Ångström, Ionization Energy, Rydberg’s constant for Hydrogen, Formula for Energy, Radius and Wavelength, Hydrogen Energy Levels, Concept of Quantum Well, Correlation between quantum number n, energy level and radius of orbital.
12) The educational game also contains a quiz for testing your concepts
Click here to know more about learning from the game.. (opens a flash movie)