Our world is electromagnetic (think phones, electric cars, solar panels, the internet…) but only physicists and electrical engineers understand it. Elloveo has created an interactive, visual, intuitive way to teach electricity and magnetism (E+M). Each level is a puzzle, and the rules of the game are the rules of E+M.
Children are immersed in a fascinating electromagnetic world, where they interact with particles that would otherwise be too small to see, and with fields and forces that propagate at the speed of light. Kids use charges, magnets, currents, batteries, wires, and the like to solve puzzles about lights, lightning, motors, power generation, memory and more.
Most of us were taught this subject backwards. We first learned the equations, without any intuitive understanding of electricity. Only those with the strongest math skills could continue, while many visual learners were lost. Let's change the way electricity and magnetism is taught. When we let kids observe, interact, and play with these concepts, they build a strong conceptual foundation. Learning the math will follow, and hopefully we can attract more creative, visual learners to the subject.
Give your child an insight into our electromagnetic world that you might not have had. No child should think that they "are no good at science” or "can’t do math’’. This game nurtures children's curiosity and gives them the confidence to understand abstract, invisible concepts (like E+M), and participate in our increasingly technical world.
“I definitely saw engagement from students who I don’t normally see engagement from”
Olivier, K-8 Education Director, Palo Alto, CA
“The Elloveo app makes (E+M) concepts visible and easy to grasp, which is truly remarkable, and it challenges students to make the connections on their own through clever game design elements… My students loved using it”
“I saw students of all ability levels able to access the game, gain new knowledge, and connect the new understandings to previous knowledge.”
Elloveo is a start-up company in downtown Los Angeles designing a touch-based, mobile game to intuitively teach the basics of electricity and magnetism to children of all ages. Elloveo’s founder, Dr. David Colleran, has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and developed undergraduate lab courses there as both a graduate student and post-graduate lecturer. Elloveo is funded by the National Science Foundation. Our mission is to help more kids, especially visual and interactive learners, understand electricity and magnetism by changing the way this subject is taught.