Teaching conditioned reflexes with the Pavlov’s Dog Game

Explore conditioned responses and behaviors with the Pavlov's Dog game

Can you train a dog to drool on command? Find out in the Pavlov’s Dog game in BrainPOP’s GameUp!

Show your students the Conditioning movie, then let them explore conditioned reflexes through game play. The object of the game is to train Pavlov’s dog to respond to a signal that it will associate with being fed. The simulation will allow students to experience Pavlov’s findings on how animals (and humans) can be trained to respond in a certain way to a particular stimulus.

You can find more information about this game on the NobelPrize.org site, or check out our lesson plan for detailed instructions for incorporating the Pavlov’s Dog game into your instruction.

How do you teach conditioned reflexes to your students? Share your ideas in the comments!