Reach for the Sun Teaching Strategies

September 4, 2013

Use these teaching strategies to enhance your students' experience of the Reach for the Sun game: How realistic is the game's representation of being a plant? Encourage students to explore this questi...

Construct-A-Saurus Dinosaur Game Essential Questions

September 4, 2013

What adaptations allowed your dinosaur to survive longer? What adaptations made it harder for your dinosaur to survive? How likely is it for certain types of dinosaurs to win a battle? Why? W...

Laboratory Practices Lesson Plan: Virtual Lab Disposable Lab Equipment

August 21, 2013

In this laboratory practices lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use an online interactive to practice maintaining a sterile laboratory environment. Students will practice using ...

Dinosaurs Lesson Plan: Construct-A-Saurus Game

June 5, 2013

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-8, students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online science game) to help them explore dinosaurs and dinosaur adaptations....

Code Fred Human Body Science Game – Essential Questions

May 29, 2013

How do living organisms get the energy they need and how do they use it? What are cells in living organisms and how do they help an organism survive? How are the internal systems of o...

Human Body Lesson Plan: Code Fred Survival Mode Game

April 15, 2013

In this human body lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 5-11, students explore how body systems work together and help humans survive when in stressful situations. Students will play a set of mi...

Oncology Lesson Plan: Cancer Identification and Treatment Science Game

April 3, 2013

In this oncology lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 6-12, students use a free online game to play the role of an oncologist who must identify and treat cancerous tumors in patients. In additio...

Food Fight Tips and Tricks

January 23, 2013

Categories: GameUP Science Games
Playing Food Fight as a Class: Project the game onto a white screen or use an interactive whiteboard. Have students take turns in selecting species and offering one another strategy suggestions. Pl...

Getting Scientific with GameUp

January 23, 2013

Join 5th-grade teacher and BrainPOP advisor Robert Miller for an in depth exploration of using GameUp games in science class.  Learn how playing well-designed educational games is not only great fun,...

Invasive Species Lesson Plan: The Invasion Game

January 20, 2013

Categories: GameUP Science Games
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for students in grades 3-12, students will explore the effects of invasive species. They will participate in a game simulation in which they must stop carp (a no...