Yeah, I can see how this would work, however, you're gonna have some roadblocks.
First off, let me say this: the only thing I can see this game work is Math and possibly Calculus. So far, there hasn't been anything close to physics implemented in the game, and there really isn't any scientific merit in the game, because, well, it's set in an alternate/futuristic universe, and that isn't exactly our universe.
So well, how does math tie into this?
Spreadsheets. Lots and lots of spreadsheets.
So, you wanna make an awesome factory?
Well, you could, y'know, go out and BS it and make a super inefficient factory off the top of your head.
You could pre-plan everything with SPREADSHEETS!!!
Y'know, break out the trusty TI-83 and calculate Power Network optimization, Supply to Demand ratio, etc...\
And the best part is that it's SCALEABLE!!!
I did make a longer post that included some examples, but my sh*tty MacB*tch Pro kept screwing up, so it got deleted. Why not?
So, my hate rant aside, I think it would make a great teaching tool, but for a very limited area.
Best of luck!