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3, 2, 1...BLASTOFF!

Topic: Science; Moon Cycles

  • CONTENT AREA: Science; Moon Cycles
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: NGSS 1-ESS1-1. Use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. NGSS 5-ESS1-2. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night,

SAVING THE GOLDEN FROGS

Topic: STEM

  • Game Designers: Susan Allen and Jessica Redcay
  • Content Area: Science, Math, Coding, STEM
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

AGENT CARTER GRAFFER: LEGEND OF THE MISSING COMPASS ROSE

Topic: Elementary Map Skills

  • CONTENT AREA: Social Studies, Elementary Map Skills
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: SS4G1 Locate important physical and man-made features in the United States. SS3G2 Locate and describe the equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe.

AIR POLLUTION - SAVE OUR PLANET (Pollution)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Pollution, Environment
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.14 Analyze and interpret data (e.g., tables, graphs, maps of global and regional temperatures; atmospheric levels of gases such as carbon dioxide and methane; rates of human activities) to describe how various human activities (e.g., use of f

ALIENS EXPLAIN ALTERNATE ENERGY

  • Content Area: Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

APOLLO: TO THE MOON

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Space Program
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/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

ASLEEP IN NEWTON'S CRADLE (Energy)

  • Content Area: Science, Energy
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: NGSS/PS3B - Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

BACK TO THE PAST TO PASS THE CLASS (Geologic Time)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Geologic Time
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.9 Use models to explain how the flow of Earth’s internal energy drives a cycling of matter between Earth’s surface and deep interior causing plate movements 6.4 Construct explanations from geologic evidence (e.g., change or extinction of par

BENNY'S LOST PILLOW

Topic: WINTER ANIMALS

  • Game Designers: Lauren Markel and Jennifer Miller
  • Content Area: Science, Math
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary

BUSY BEES

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Bees
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

BUTTERFLY BANDIT

Topic: Butterfly Life Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Butterfly Life Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: GLE 0207.4.1 Compare the life cycles of various organisms.

CONTINENT CHAOS

Topic: Elementary Geography

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Social Studies/Science, Geography, Continents
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: CCSS 2.MD.8-Measurement & Data » Work with time and money.

COOL CAVES

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

CRAZY GADGETS, SIMPLE MACHINES PICNIC

Topic: Simple Machines

  • CONTENT AREA: Science (STEM), Simple Machines
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: NGSS 3-PS2-1 and 3-PS2-2

DO YOU SEE WHAT I HEAR?

Topic: Sound and Light

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Sound & Light
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: NGSS: 1-PS4-1. Plan and conduct investigations to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound and that sound can make materials vibrate. 4-PS3-2. Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to p

DON’T GET DESERTED IN THE DESERT (Deserts)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Deserts
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.13 Use models (e.g., diagrams, maps, globes, digital representations) to explain how the rotation of Earth and unequal heating of its surface create patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation that determine regional climates. a. Use expe

DON’T JOURNEY TO THE CENTER! (Landforms)

  • Content Area: Landforms, Science, Geography
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: 4-ESS2-1 Make observations and/or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, or vegetation. 4-ESS2-2 Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features (

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

EVERY INSECT HAS A JOB

Topic: Elementary Science, Insects

  • Content Area: Elementary Science, Insects
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

FOR THE CROWN (Simple Machines)

  • Content Area: Science, Simple Machines
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary and Middle School
  • Standards: Common Core: S4P3.a Identify simple machines and explain their uses

FRED'S RUFF DAY

Topic: Science - Force and Motion

  • Content Area: Science, Force and Motion
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary

FULL WOLF MOON

Topic: Science, Space, Moon Cycles

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Space, Moon Cycles
  • RECOMMENDED GROUP SIZE: Small Group, Whole Class
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS ADDRESSED: NGSS 1-ESS1-1, NGSS 5-ESS1-2

GET TO THE ZOO

Topic: Animal Adaptations

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science - Animal Adaptations
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-6
  • STANDARDS: NGSS LS4C: Adaptation

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

Topic: Great Smoky Mtn National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: National Parks, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-12
  • STANDARDS: Social Studies/US Regions- Use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information; Analyze the physical and human characteristics of places; Create regions to interpret Earth’s comp

HABITAT HANG-UP

Topic: HABITATS/ECOSYSTEMS

  • Content Area: Elementary Science, Ecosystems
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Aged: Early Elementary/Elementary

HABITAT HANG-UP 2

Topic: Animal Habitats (companion to physical game "Habitat Hang-Up")

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Animal Habitats (companion to physical game "Habitat Hang-Up")
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3
  • STANDARDS: NGSS K-ESS2-2.- Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs K-ESS3-1.- Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants

HELPING THE PLANET (Alternative Energy)

  • Content Area: Science, Earth Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School
  • Standards: 6.15 ‐ Analyze evidence (e.g., databases on human populations, rates of consumption of food and other natural resources) to explain how changes in human population, per capita consumption of natural resources, and other human activities (e.g.,

HUNGRY HENRY

Topic: Science: Nutrition

  • CONTENT AREA: Science/Health; Nutrition
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-5
  • STANDARDS: NGSS 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

INVESTIGATIVE DETECTIVE

Topic: Design Thinking

  • CONTENT AREA: STEM, Design Thinking
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5

KELLY THE SKELLY

Topic: Body Systems

  • Content Area: Science, Body Systems
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

KEYLA VISITS THE DENTIST

Topic: Dental Health

  • Content Area: Science, Dental Health
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary

KEYLA'S LOVE FOR THE DENTIST

Topic: Dental Health (digital companion to "Keyla Visits the Dentist" physical game)

  • CONTENT AREA: Dental Health (digital companion to "Keyla Visits the Dentist" physical game)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3

LENNY'S LOOKING FOR LUNCH

Topic: SOUND AND LIGHT

  • Content Area: Elementary Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: -S4P1.a Identify materials that are transparent, opaque, and translucent. -S4P1.b Investigate the reflection of light using a mirror and a light source. -S4P1.c Identify the physical attributes of a convex lens, a concave lens, and a prism an

MESS IN THE LAB

Topic: Science Lab Safety

  • AUTHOR: Tracie Gones
  • CONTENT AREA: Science
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Upper Elementary
  • RECOMMENDED GROUP SIZE: Small groups would be ideal, but whole class would work

MISSION NUTRITION

Topic: HEALTHY EATING - HYBRID GAME

  • Game Designer: Ann Brucker
  • Content Area: Nutrition, Healthy Eating
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

MISSION: SOLAR SYSTEM

Topic: Planets, Solar System

  • Content Area: Science, Solar System
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: NGSS: ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System The solar system consists of the sun and a collection of objects, including planets, their moons, and asteroids that are held in orbit around the sun by its gravitational pull on them.

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.

OIL SPILLS - CLEANUP HERO (Pollution)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Environment, Oil Spills
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary /Middle School
  • Standards: 6.16 ‐ Implement scientific principles to design processes for monitoring and minimizing human impact on the environment (e.g., water usage, including withdrawal of water from streams and aquifers or construction of dams and levees; land usage,

ONLY YOU (Wildfires)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Wildfires
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

OUT OF THIS WORLD MEASUREMENTS

Topic: Non-Standard Measurement Units

  • CONTENT AREA: Math, Non-Standard Units of Measurement
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: TEKS 2.9 A- The student will find the length of objects using concrete models for standard units of length. TEKS 2.9 B- The student will describe the inverse relationship between the size of the unit and the number of units needed to equal the

Owls Give a Hoot

Topic: Game with All Shape Locks

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Math, Owls
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

PENGUINS AND PROBLEM SOLVING! (Life Cycle)

  • Content Area: Science, Animals
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Early Elementary, Elementary
  • Standards: K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Penguins on Parade

Topic: All Number Locks

  • Content Area: Elementary Science, Penguins
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

PICNIC PARTY

Topic: Healthy Foods

  • Content Area: Elementary Science, Health
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standard: 1.5.1 Describe the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health 4.5.1 Demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills to enhance health. 5.5.5 Choose a healthy option when making a decision. 5.5.1 Identify health-

PLANT-A-PALOOZA!

Topic: Plants & Flowers

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Plants & Flowers
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3
  • STANDARDS: VA 1.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants have basic life needs and functional parts and can be classified according to certain characteristics. Key concepts include a) plants need nutrients, air, water, light, and a place

Raiders of the Lost Locker

Topic: Upper Elementary Teambuilding

  • Game Designer: Breakout EDU Team
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Upper Elementary, Middle School

SAVE THE ANIMALS

Topic: Animal Habitats

  • Game Designer: Angela Von Hagel
  • Content Area: Science, Animals
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

SEA TURTLE RESCUE

Topic: SCIENCE, ANIMALS

  • Game Designers: Ellen Bryson and Michelle Sunkler
  • Content Area: Science, Animals
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

SEASONAL SABOTAGE!

Topic: Science: Seasons & Weather

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Seasons
  • IDEAL GROUP SIZE: Small groups or whole class
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VA 3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include patterns of natural events such as seasonal changes. VA 4.7 The student will investigate and understand the relationships am

SEASONAL SECRETS!

Topic: Science: Seasons & Weather

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Seasons
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-8
  • STANDARDS: VA 3.8 The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include patterns of natural events such as seasonal changes.

SO MUCH SOIL! (Rocks / Soil)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Rocks and Soil
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1

SPACE RACE: SEARCH FOR ALIENS IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Topic: Solar System/Space

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science - Space/Solar System
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 2-5
  • STANDARDS: NGSS ESS1.A: The Universe and its Stars The sun is a star that appears larger and brighter than other stars because it is closer. Stars range greatly in their distance from Earth. (5-ESS1-1) ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System The orbits of Eart

STORM SPOTTERS (Tornadoes / Natural Disasters)

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Weather, Tornadoes
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary and Middle School
  • Standards: 6.12 ‐ Integrate qualitative scientific and technical information (e.g., weather maps; diagrams; other visualizations, including radar and computer simulations) to support the claim that motions and complex interactions of air masses result in

TAKEOFF TROUBLE!

Topic: Solar System

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Space/Solar System
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: ESS1B: Earth and the Solar System

THE IMPOSTER

Topic: Butterfly Life Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Butterfly Life Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-5
  • STANDARDS: NGSS-3-LS1-1, NGSS-K-LS1-1, CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.B.3, CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.A.1

THE MATTER HATTER

Topic: MATTER

  • Content Area: Science
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary

THE MATTER HATTER RETURNS!

Topic: Science, States of Matter (companion to "Matter Hatter" physical game)

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, States of Matter (companion to "Matter Hatter" physical game)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-9
  • STANDARDS: NGSS 5-PS1-1: Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen. NGSS 5-PS1-2: Measure and graph quantities to provide evidence that regardless of the type of change that occurs when heating, cooling, or mixing s

THE ROCK ROBBERY

Topic: The Rock Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Rock Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 3-7
  • STANDARDS: NGSS Standards MS-ESS2-1. Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process. 4-ESS1, 5-ESS2 - Earth’s systems

THE SUPERB SCIENCE CHEF

Topic: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL CHANGES

  • Content Area: Science, Physical and Chemical Changes
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Groups / Suggested Time: 40 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

TOOTH FAIRY FRENZY 2

Topic: Celebrating Dental Health (digital companion to "Tooth Fairy Frenzy" physical game)

  • CONTENT AREA: Science, Health; Dental Health (digital companion to "Tooth Fairy Frenzy" physical game)
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades K-3
  • STANDARDS: CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.B.4, CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.1

TRIP TO NAMELAND (Landforms)

  • Content Area: Science, Social Studies, Landforms
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: State Standards (NC.3.E.2), NGSS 5-ESS2-1, 5-PS1-1

WACKY WEATHER 2

Topic: Weather (companion to "Wacky Weather" physical game)

  • Content Area: Early Elementary Science, Weather (companion to "Wacky Weather" physical game)
  • Recommended Aged: Early Elementary
  • Standards: NGSS K-ESS2-1- Use and share observations of local weather conditions to describe patterns over time.

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

Topic: The Water Cycle

  • CONTENT AREA: Elementary Science, Water Cycle
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 1-4
  • STANDARDS: MS-ESS2 Earth's Systems

WHAT'S THE MATTER

  • Content Area: Science, Matter
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 30 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

WHERE IN THE WORLD? (Ecosystems)

  • Content Area: Science, Ecosystems
  • Ideal Group Size: Whole Class / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary
  • Standards: 3-LS4-4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity, 5-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

WHETHER ITS WEATHERING OR EROSION

Topic: EROSION

  • Content Area: Earth Science, Erosion
  • Ideal Group Size: Small Group / Suggested Time: 45 minutes
  • Recommended Ages: Elementary/Middle School

YOSEMITE BEAR WATCH

Topic: Yosemite National Park

  • CONTENT AREA: Yosemite National Park
  • RECOMMENDED AGES: Grades 4-12
  • STANDARDS: National Geography Standards - Places and Regions 4. The physical and human characteristics of places. 5. That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity. 6. How culture and experience influence people's perception of places and r