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?