Operation Climate Control Frequently Asked Questions
This section is where you will find the answers to the the most frequently asked questions for Operation: Climate Control.
What requirements do I need to play?
To play Operation: Climate Control you will need:
Does the game comply with the Key Stage 4 National Curriculum?
We designed Operation: Climate Control to align with the Key Stage 4 key learning objectives. You can read more in our For Teachers section, where we also include our sources of data, useful links and the assumptions that went into making the game.
What age is Operation: Climate Control aimed at?
Operation: Climate Control is primarily aimed at 16 year olds studying for Key Stage 4 GCSEs in England and the UK, but should be suitable for anyone aged 13 and above.
Do you have to pay to play Operation: Climate Control?
Operation: Climate Control is free for use by schools and educational establishments in England and the UK.
Why just England and the UK?
Two reasons, firstly the DEFRA Climate Challenge Fund was for projects in England only (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own equivalent programmes), and secondly the data in the game is based on specific data for UK and Europe. We are hoping to produce multi-national/multi-lingual versions of Operation: Climate Control later in 2008.
How long does each scenario take?
Each scenario takes about 20 minutes to play through.
Is there help available?