10 Jul '11, 3pm

Angry Birds craze harnessed in S’pore school | What’s buzzing? - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Angry Birds craze harnessed in S’pore school | What’s buzzing? - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

A question on Angry Birds in a local school's exam paper. From a highly addictive iPhone game to plush toys to a Hollywood movie, now the Angry Birds phenomenon has reached schools. In the recent school mid-year examinations, a Junior College in Singapore came out with a kinematics question involving the popular game for its Physics paper. Students had to calculate the launch angle of the slingshot in order to ensure the red bird can hit the green pig. The number of marks allocated -- 7. Student Sim Wee Kong tweeted, "This would make me love Physics!" Another student named Hui Yi posted on Twitter, "I would probably have scored an 'A' with this!" In an interview with Yahoo! Singapore , 34-year-old Physics teacher Daryl Ang claimed that the Angry Birds game, if used in the right way, has legitimate educational value. "There are several laws Physics students can learn from t...

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