Educator Resources for Life Preservers

In Life Preservers, players learn about evolution, adaptation, and the history of life on Earth as they try to protect fascinating creatures from the age of dinosaurs and the age of mammals from an invasion of alien species. The Life Preservers game guides learners to think about questions of evolution and adaptation in a carefully designed order. Far more is available to be learned than just the answer to the specific questions, but by following the guided train of thought, learners become accustomed to new ways of thinking about species and how they are adapted to their environments. Players explore a carefully selected content domain (parts of the Tree of Life containing only selected critters). And they answer questions in each round that guide them to think about key concepts in evolution. Critical thinking is reinforced by narrated, animated scenes that reiterate key learning concepts.

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