The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
Step into the shoes of Emily.
“I Got This,” created by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, is an interactive, first-person, educational story that follows a young teenage girl who discovers that she has type 2 diabetes, one of the fastest growing diseases in the US and around the world. Told in a real-world setting, “I Got This” focuses on the symptoms, remediation, and social aspects of the life-changing disease. “I Got This” was created with funding from the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with advice from the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and curriculum developers at the Hall and Tufts University. This free app is available for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.
Languages: English and Spanish
Topics: Diabetes, Health
OS: Apple, Android
Requirements: iPhone or iPad iOS 7+Android 4.4+
American Diabetes Association: A great resource for learning the basics of Type 2 Diabetes.
Diabetes Hands Foundation: Runs a community of support at http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/c/type-2.
diaTribe Foundation: A great starting point for learning about Type 2 Diabetes.
Diabetes Media Foundation: Puts out a lifestyle magazine for diabetics called “A Sweet Life”.
“I’m Positive”: A first-person narrative game about HIV testing that was one of the inspirations in the making of “I Got This”.
2016 International Serious Play Awards Bronze Medal Winner
Monster Heart Medic
Monster Heart Medic is an educational adventure game that explores the cardiovascular system and how it is affected by healthy living.
Space Chef is a fast-paced action game designed to provide the starting point needed to build healthy meals using simple, readily available, and nutritious ingredients.
DIY Human Body
The DIY Human Body app allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the human body.
We do not collect any personal data with “I Got This.” When you download and use “I Got This,” we don’t require you to provide any data, and we do not collect any information about you or your device.
“I Got This” complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect personal data of any kind from users of any age.
Users may contact us via email if they have questions about “I Got This.” We may receive a user’s email address and other information about a user if the user submits that information to us through email. We will only use this information to respond to any inquiries from the user.
This project was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award program under award number 5R25OD010543-02. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NIH.
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If you can’t hear music or game sounds: You may need to increase your volume, flip the mute switch on the side of your device, or in the top right corner of “I Got This”‘s screen, you’ll see a gear icon: tap the gear icon and make sure the music and/or sound icon is not greyed out.
For technical help: If you’re having issues with “I Got This” or would like to report any bugs, e-mail us at email@example.com.
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