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Slush Rush

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    American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Slush Rush

In this online game, learners run an outer space drink stand and thirsty alien customers are on the way. Learners can see the likes and dislikes of the approaching customers and mix their drink appropriately to make a profit. The game gets more challenging as different customers can sometimes have conflicting tastes. This is an excellent model for business and economics. When learners set up a free account at Kinetic City, they can answer bonus questions at the end of the activity as a quick assessment. As a larger assessment, learners can complete the Bug Blaster game after they've completed several activities.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Model


Materials List (per student)

  • computer with online access
  • mouse


  • Mathematics
    • Problem Solving
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Gathering Data

Informal Categories

  • Financial Literacy
  • Games


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes assesments for student learning

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science


  • All Rights Reserved, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation