Crazy Plant Shop Science Game Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies for Preparing to Play:

Make sure learners have built background knowledge of human heredity and genetics, and have a solid grasp on how to utilize the Punnet square before playing Crazy Plant Shop.

Facilitate Discussion After Playing Crazy Plant Shop:

After students have finished playing the game, assess their understanding through a whole class discussion.  Example questions include:


  • How did the Punnet Square determine which traits the offspring would have in the Breed Machine?

  • Which choices from the Plant Catalog have the most potential to create new and interesting plants?

  • Were there any plant combinations that didn’t work well? Why not?

  • Which game play strategies produced the most successful plants?