ACES Challenge Entry

Bronze: Playful aspects award

Hedrawati Mohamad / It Girls (Team Name)

Miri Pujut Secondary Schools, Sarawak



Game Based Learning (GBL) is another type of learning approach sought after in these days. GBL helps students harness their cognitive thinking skills to get answers. Chem P-Jong is an interactive game created to help chemistry students in SMK Pujut better understand particles. This game is not competitive in nature but rather a fun way for students to learn a desired concept. From the study we carried out, it is evident that Chem P-Jong helps students better grasp the conceptual learning of particles and how to categorize them to atoms, molecules, and ions, compared to the conventional teaching and learning methods carried out in class.

This game is effective, especially on students who achieve lower than average as it can be a way to attract and lengthen their attention span. Apart from having fun, students are able to learn faster and, in a short span of time, learn the fundamental concepts which contribute to building the bigger framework of learning. This game is totally reusable for many other subjects and suitable for the current way of learning.

Learning and Competency Outcomes

Recognising numerous types of particles and familiarising with thousands of chemical formulae is a fundamental for understanding chemistry subjects. Chem-P-Jong game-based instruction has the potential to increase student engagement and chemical skill development. Because the children are repeating matches, the chemicals formulae, and identifying thousands of ions, molecules, and atoms, the game will exercise their brains. In the past, learning concepts were sharpened and disclosed through a lot of writing activities. When learning is enjoyable, challenging, and engaging kids are more likely to appreciate studying chemistry and be inspired to learn more about it. The games are designed to help kids learn and enhance their learning abilities either before or concurrently with studying chemistry.

Playful Aspects

Enjoy this tile-matching Chem-P-Jong game, have a moment of peace throughout your day to calm your mind and boost your brain instead of learning traditionally in class. Sharpen your mind with a series of particles matching levels that gradually increase in puzzle difficulty. Perhaps playing Chem-P-Jong for 10 minutes a day sharpens the mind and prepares you for your daily life and challenges. Challenge yourself with this addictive mahjong-inspired game where your goal is to match 2 types of formulae with types of particles and clear the board. Puzzles will help to strengthen our understanding of the numerous formulae of ions, molecules, and atoms. Challenge the brain through thousands of mahjong puzzles. Puzzles start with low difficulty and become challenging fast. Increase mindfulness, exercise your brain, and take control of your daily life through meditative puzzle games.

Frugal Aspects

Chem P-Jong was adapted from the traditional e-Mahjong game. Hence it was easy to be used by the players. We are planning to expand this game to different concept learning in Chemistry and other subjects such as Physics and Biology. The adaptation to different subject is absolutely free and doesn’t incur any cost. We are also hoping to make this game available for the students from different schools in our region. By doing so we believe the interest of students in STEM related subjects will be heighten, which is vital in producing workforces for Industry 4.0. Besides that, by sharing this game with all schools we will be able to improve the quality of education, which is also the 4th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) addressed by United Nation (UN).