Do your students have individual accounts? If you have a school-wide BrainPOP subscription, students will be able to use our SnapThought ® tool to play the game Lost at the Forever Mine game! 

SnapThought allows students to capture meaningful moments in their game play with opportunities for brief written reflection. Once students are logged in, the SnapThought tool will appear below any games that offer this capability.

During game play, students can click the SnapThought tool up to five times. A thumbnail, or “snapshot” is generated and stored on the bottom left of the screen.  At any point in the game, students can click their snapshot(s), type a brief reflection, which may be a response to an open-ended prompt, and save or submit to the teacher’s account for you to review and respond to.

You can use the SnapThought tool to facilitate discussion around game play and strategies, or have students submit their snapshots to you for assessment or accountability. Here are a few ideas and prompts for using the SnapThought tool in the Lost at the Forever Mine game.

  • Take a snapshot before dragging the variables into the equation. Explain why you plan to place the variables in those spaces.
  • Take a snapshot after dragging the constants into the equation and explain why you placed each where you did.
  • Take a snapshot when you successfully adjust the mining rate. Describe your strategy for success. 
  • Take a snapshot after adjusting the mining rate. How can math help you predict whether you will run out of oxygen?
  • Take a snapshot after Mal’s bots have sped up their mining. Explain how you can figure out how fast the bots are mining. 
  • Take a snapshot after Mal’s bots have slowed down their mining. Explain how you can figure out how slow the bots are mining. 

NOTE: You can replace mining rate in the prompts with battery charging rate later in the game.