Educator Resources for Reach for the Sun

Behind all those leaves, roots, and petals is an intelligent bio-machine of starch, nutrients, and water. In Reach For the Sun, students take over the day-to-day maintenance of a seedling to help it grow and reproduce before winter approaches. Players must carefully gather and manage three key resources needed to create flowers and fruits so that they produce seeds for the following year. Students will learn the basics of seed plant biology and obtain a firm grasp on the costs and benefits of growing new parts. You'll never look at these organisms the same way again! This game is designed for use in inclusive classrooms with students of diverse learning experiences and levels. In addition to teaching the basic principles of plant growth, it can be used to reinforce reading comprehension and English language learning.

Plant Growth and Reproduction Lesson Plan: Reach for the Sun Game

In this science lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students use an online game called Reach for the Sun to learn about how plants grow, survive, pollinate, and reproduce. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »