Biology

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Games

CELL LIFE (Cell Division)

  • Content Area: Science, Biology
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: NGSS.HS-LS1-4. Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms. NGSS.HS-LS3-1. Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in

A LIGHT PRE-GAME SNACK (Photosynthesis)

  • Content Area: Science, Biology, Photosynthesis
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School, High School
  • Standards: NGSS.HS-LS1-5. Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy. NGSS.HS-LS1-7. Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and o

AN APPLE A DAY

Topic: HUMAN BODY

  • Content Area: Science, Human Body
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School

AQUARIUM CONFUSION

Topic: Animals, Ocean Survival

  • CONTENT AREA: Animals, Ocean Survival
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-6
  • STANDARDS: MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

ATOM BLASTER

Topic: Science: Atoms

  • CONTENT AREA: Science; Atoms
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-10
  • STANDARDS: NGSS - MS-PS1-1

BIO DOOM

Topic: BIOSPHERE

  • Content Area: Biology, Life Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physic

BIO DOOM DIGITAL

Topic: Science; Ecosystems

  • CONTENT AREA: Science; Ecology/Biosphere
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 6-12
  • STANDARDS: MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem. MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physic

CAPTURE THE CO (Carbon Cycle)

  • Content Area: Life Science, Biology, Carbon Cycle
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: NGSS.MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. NGSS.MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatu

CAPTURE THE CO DIGITAL

Topic: Science; Carbon Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Science: Biology/Carbon Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 8-12
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.MS-LS2-3. Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem. NGSS.MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatu

CELL LIFE (DIGITAL)

Topic: Biology, Cells (companion to "Cell Life" physical game)

  • CONTENT AREA: Biology, Cells (companion to "Cell Life" physical game)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 9-12
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.HS-LS1-4, NGSS.HS-LS3-1, NGSS.HS-LS3-2

CONTAGION

Topic: BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Content Area: Science, Biotechnology
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

DO NOT ALTER! (DNA)

  • Content Area: Science, Biology, DNA
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School
  • Standards: NGSS- HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells. [Assessment Boundary: Asse

DR. CHIEN'S 4D MODEL

Topic: BODY SYSTEMS

  • Content Area: Science, Human Body
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary/Middle School/High School

DR. PROMETHEUS AND THE SUPERHUMAN TRANSPLANT

Topic: HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS

  • Content Area: Biology, Human Body Systems
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: NGSS MS-LS1.A: All living things are made up of cells, which is the smallest unit that can be said to be alive. NGSS MS-LS1-5: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth o

GROWING LIKE A WEED

Topic: Plants (Science)

  • CONTENT AREA: Plants, Science
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms, 3-LS1-1

KINDER CONUNDRUM (Scientific Method)

  • Content Area: Biology, Scientific Method
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle Grades/High School

LIGHT PRE-GAME SNACK DIGITAL

Topic: Biology, Cellular Respiration

  • CONTENT AREA: Biology, Cellular Respiration
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 9-12
  • STANDARDS: HS-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

LOCKED CABINET DIGITAL

Topic: Cells

  • CONTENT AREA: Biology/Science; Cells
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 7-12
  • STANDARDS: NGSS.MS-LS1-1 Conduct an investigation to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence that meet the goals of an investigation. NGSS.MS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways the parts of cells c

MENDEL'S TIME CAPSULE

Topic: Genetics

  • Content Area: Biology, Genetics
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: NGSS MS-LS3-2. Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.

MENDELIA'S MILKSHAKE

Topic: Genetics

  • CONTENT AREA: Science/Biology, Genetics
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 9-12
  • STANDARDS: NGSS Life Sciences - HS-LS1-1 Cells and Genetic Information

NUTRITION HERO DIGITAL

Topic: Health and Nutrition (companion to physical game "Nutrition Hero")

  • CONTENT AREA: Health, Nutrition (companion to physical game "Nutrition Hero")
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: National Health Education Standards Standard 1- Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

SANDY SITUATION

Topic: Symbiosis/Animal Behavior

  • CONTENT AREA: Science; Symbiosis/Animal Behavior
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 6-10
  • STANDARDS: NGSS MS-LS2-2. Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ASTRONAUT

Topic: Microgravity

  • Content Area: Science, Microgravity
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: NGSS Middle School: MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. NGSS High School: HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organizatio

STOP THE PANDEMIC

Topic: Biology, Virus

  • Content Area: Science, Biology
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • NGSS MS-LS1.A: All living things are made up of cells, NGSS MS-LS1-5: Construct a scientific explanation NGSS HS-LS2.A: Ecosystems have carrying capacities NGSS HS-LS4.C: Changes in the physical environment NGSS SEP 7: Engaging in argument from evidence

STUDENT SLEUTH

Topic: Forensic Science

  • CONTENT AREA: Forensic Science
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 5-10
  • STANDARDS: SFS1. Students will recognize and classify various types of evidence in relation to the definition and scope of Forensic Science. SFS2. Students will use various scientific techniques to analyze physical and trace evidence.

THE CLOCKWORK CONUNDRUM

Topic: Biology: DNA

  • CONTENT AREA: Biology, DNA
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 9-12
  • STANDARDS: NGSS HS-LS1-1.Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines LS1.A: Structure and Function Systems of specialized cells within organisms help them perform the essential functions of life. All cells contain g

THE FLOWER SHOP

Topic: Plant Structure & Function

  • Content Area: Biology, Plants
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School/High School
  • Standards: NGSS LS1.A: Structure and Function All organisms have external parts.(1-LS1-1) LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms (1-LS1-2) 3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in comm

THE HUNT FOR SHADY SAM

Topic: FORENSICS

  • Content Area: Biology, Forensics
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

The Jewel Heist

Topic: Forensics

  • Content Area: Biology, Forensics
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: High School

THE LOCKED CABINET (Cells)

  • Content Area: Science, Biology, Cells
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Middle School

VACATE THE CAVE!

Topic: The Scientific Method

  • CONTENT AREA: Science: The Scientific Method
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-8
  • STANDARDS: NGSS MS-ESS2-2 Earth's Systems, MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity,