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Category: Science-Based Games

Science-Based Games

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  • Rodger recommends Anatomy Fluxx for review and reinforcement of human anatomy. It covers many of the known systems. This can provide a fun way to keep students engaged in the content and provides student to student interaction as well!
    Rodger, Retired Science Teacher

     

    Anatomy Fluxx takes you deep into the human body. From Bones to Blood Vessels, Anatomy Fluxx is packed with all the body bits that keep you ticking. But be on the lookout for Virus, Mutation, and Bacteria Creepers! Plus, two Learning Rules will get your brain in gear with anatomical trivia. Anatomy Fluxx – for external use only.

     

    Players: 2-6

    Time: 15 to 45 minutes

    Age: 12+

     

    • Game designed by an ER doctor and all factlets checked by multiple anatomy professionals.
    • Learning Rules provide in-game bonuses for learning the anatomy factlets on the cards.
    • Variations in game play make Anatomy Fluxx truly educational for beginning science students through medical school.
    • Reproductive organs are represented, but can be removed to suit younger students.

     

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    Downloadable Resources Included after purchasing Anatomy Fluxx!

     

    Classroom Resources:

    • Anatomy Fluxx – Teacher and Student How to Play Handout: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Anatomy Fluxx – Lesson Plan (PDF)
    • Anatomy Fluxx – Vocabulary Matrix (PDF)
    • Anatomy Fluxx – Create Your Own Cards (PDF)
    • Anatomy Fluxx – Comprehension Handout (PDF)
    • All of our games resources include our “Let the Dice Roll” Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)

    Homeschool Resources

    • Anatomy Fluxx – At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
    • Some materials included in the classroom resources can also be used for at-home learning

    *Resources available in other formats including Microsoft Word upon request.

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  • If you’ve ever dreamt of being an astronaut, Astronomy Fluxx is for you! This version of Fluxx takes you to outer space, but this time it’s not sci-fi. Featuring stunning NASA photographs of planets and other astronomical objects, you’ll have a blast while learning about space and humankind’s space flight history in this latest installment in the educational Fluxx series.

     

    Players: 2-6

    Time: 5 to 30 minutes

    Age: 8+

     

    • Learn about all the planets in our solar system, as well as many other formations in our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
    • Gain knowledge of space milestones when the Quiz Me Action is played by correctly naming the year when various firsts took place.

     

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    Classroom Resources:

    • Astronomy Fluxx – Teacher and Student How to Play Handout: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Astronomy Fluxx – Lesson Plan (PDF)
    • Astronomy Fluxx – Vocabulary Matrix (PDF)
    • Astronomy Fluxx – Create Your Own Cards (PDF)
    • Astronomy Fluxx – Comprehension Handout (PDF)
    • All of our games resources include our “Let the Dice Roll” Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)

    Homeschool Resources

    • Astronomy Fluxx – At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
    • Some materials included in the classroom resources can also be used for at-home learning

    *Resources available in other formats including Microsoft Word upon request.

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  • Rodger recommends Chemistry Fluxx as a way to keep students review chemistry content if one has downtime in class. The game is simple and can help students stay connected with the content in a more “hands on’ and fun way!
    Rodger, Retired Science Teacher

     

    Chemistry Fluxx is the elemental card game where the rules are always changing. Use atoms and laboratory gear to match the current Goal and win! Chemistry Fluxx is the perfect compound of chance and skill, where you’ll not only be playing with elements and molecules, but you’ll also be learning about them! Chemistry Fluxx is so much fun you’ll be playing it more than periodically.

    • Learn how elements combine and interact as you try to match the current Goal and win
    • Great game for groups of mixed ages – kids and adults can both play and remain competitive

    Players: 2-6

    Time: 5 to 30 minutes

    Age: 8+

     

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    Classroom Resources:

    • Chemistry Fluxx – Teacher Guide: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Chemistry Fluxx – Comprehension Handout (PDF)
    • Chemistry Fluxx – Lesson Plan (PDF)
    • Chemistry Fluxx – Vocabulary Matrix (PDF)
    • Chemistry Fluxx – Create Your Own Cards Activity (PDF)
    • All of our games resources include our “Let the Dice Roll” Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)

    Homeschool Resources

    • Chemistry Fluxx – At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
    • Some materials included in the classroom resources can also be used for at-home learning

    *Resources available in other formats including Microsoft Word upon request.

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  • Rodger recommends using Cytosis while covering the cell. This will take students to a deeper understanding to how a cell functions by seeing the processes in action. This will also give them a more concrete understanding of how several cell parts (organelles) work together in the cell. You can use parts or all of the game to help you students see the cell in a more interactive way!
    -Rodger, Retired Science Teacher

     

     

    Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game transports players inside a human cell and puts them in control! In this biologically accurate worker placement game, players take turns directing the cellular action, like placing workers on available organelles and collecting resources. Players then invest those resources to build enzymes, hormones, and hormone receptors!

     

    Players: 2-5

    Time: 60 to 90 minutes

    Age: 10+

     

     

     

     

     

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    Downloadable Resources Included after purchasing Cytosis!

    Classroom Resources:

    • Cytosis – Comprehension Handout (PDF)
    • Cytosis – Vocabulary Matrix (PDF)
    • All of our games resources include our “Let the Dice Roll” Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)

    Homeschool Resources

    • Cytosis – At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
    • Materials included in the classroom resources are also used for at-home learning, like the “Comprehension Handout,” Vocabulary Matrix,” and “Let the Dice Roll” activity.
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  • This game designed by John D Clair, with the art of Sabrina Miramon, and graphic design by Matt Paquette explores that “what if?”

     

    In Ecos players are forces of nature molding the planet, but with competing visions of its grandeur. You will have the chance to create a part of the world, similar but different to the one we know.  Which landscapes, habitats, and species thrive will be up to you.

     

    Game play in Ecos is simultaneous and caters to 2-6 players.  Each round one player will reveal Element tokens from the Element Bag, giving all players the opportunity to complete a card from their tableau and shape the continent to their own purpose. Elements that cannot be used can be converted into Energy cubes or additional cards in hand or added to your tableau, to give you greater options as the game evolves.

     

    Mountain ranges, jungle, rivers, seas, islands and savannah, each with their own fauna, all lie within the scope of the players’ options.

     

    Players: 2 – 6

    Time: 45 – 75 minutes

    Age: 14+

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  • Rodger recommends using Ecosystem as a means of introducing ecology in biology or life science. It allows students to see how a basic ecosystem functions on a simple level along with letting them see some basic interactions such as food chains and food webs. Gameplay and rules are simple to get you off and running!
    -Rodger, Retired Science Teacher

     

    Build your own ecological network in this biologically-derived card drafting game. Choose, pass, and arrange 11 different card types consisting of organisms ranging from bees to bears and environments like streams and meadows. Earn points by aligning animals with habitats where they most flourish. Biodiversity is rewarded while monocultures are penalized. Each time you play, you build a one-of-a-kind ecosystem, striving to balance the delicate connections between all living things.

     

    Players: 2-6

    Time: 15 to 20 minutes

    Age: 14+

     

    “The ecosphere of this whole game is simply brilliant!” -Sara Meadows, Tantrum House

     

    See the Ideas for Using Ecosystem in Class (PDF) below for more details about the number of players for your learning environment, length of time for various activities, and appropriate grade-level activities.

     

    Downloadable Resources Included after purchasing Ecosystem!

    Classroom Resources:

    • Ecosystem – Teacher Guide: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Ecosystem – Student Handout: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Ecosystem – How-to-Play (PowerPoint)
    • Ecosystem – Lesson Plan (PDF)
    • Ecosystem – Vocabulary Matrix (PDF)
    • All of our games resources include our “Let the Dice Roll” Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)

    Homeschool Resources

    • Ecosystem – At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
    • Some materials included in the classroom resources can also be used for at-home learning

     

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  • In Einstein, a light co-op/competitive abstract strategy game, each player represents Einstein during one of four periods in his life: Young, Prime, Globetrotting, and Wise. The game features simple mechanics that have you placing two tiles into the “Big Idea” on your turn minimizing downtime. The unique penrose tiles create compelling patterns and ensure replay value. And the comic book instruction manual makes gameplay accessible for everyone.

    Players: 2 – 4

    Time: 15 – 30 minutes

    Age: 14+

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  • Element Poker not only features 52 key elements from the periodic table, but players will learn the relationships between them in order to make pairs and win at the game. This is your chance to play poker and learn about the elements at the same time on beautiful high-quality linen cards. The elements included in the game are in color on the periodic table in the image.

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    Downloadable Resources Included after purchasing Element Poker!

    Classroom Resources:

    • Element Poker – Teacher and Student How to Play Handout: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Element Poker– Lesson Plan (PDF)
    • Element Poker – Periodic Practice Handout (PDF)
    • Element Poker – Comprehension Handout (PDF)
    • Element Poker – ANSWER KEY Comprehension Handout (PDF)
    • All of our games resources include our “Let the Dice Roll” Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)

    Homeschool Resources

    • Element Poker – At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
    • Some materials included in the classroom resources can also be used for at-home learning

    *Resources available in other formats including Microsoft Word upon request.

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  • Evolution is an award-winning board game where 2 – 6 players adapt species in an ever changing ecosystem with hungry predators and limited resources.  Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect you from Carnivores, while a Long Neck will get food that others cannot reach.

     

    With over 12,000 different species to create, every game becomes a different adventure. So gather your friends and see who can best adapt their species to eat, multiply and thrive!

     

    Evolution has been used in the evolutionary biology department at the University of Oxford and featured in the world’s leading scientific journal, Nature. 

     

    Players: 2 – 6

    Time: 60 minutes

    Age: 12+

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  • Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game is a strategic board game set in St. Thomas’ Abbey, where Gregor Mendel performed his paradigm-shifting experiments. Genotype is a worker placement and dice-drafting game where 1-5 players take the roles of research scientists competing to collect and validate experimental data on pea plants.

     

    Players will spend time working on the monastery grounds, simulate plant breeding with dice and Punnett Squares, and use funding to further their research opportunities. Plan your research wisely, demonstrate your knowledge of genetics, and use the harvest schedule to your advantage to excel among your colleagues.

     

    Players: 1 – 5

    Time: 45 – 75 minutes

    Age: 14+

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  • Rodger recommends using Ion for introducing interactions between elements, specifically ions. It uses just a few ions to show students how they can bond together. Through game play it will give students a more concrete understanding of how compounds can form. Game play is simple and quick and can play up to seven students!
    -Rodger, Retired Science Teacher

     

    Our “Resources Included” tags indicate supplemental Board Gaming with Education resources for your classroom or at-home learning with your purchase.

     

    Ion is a card drafting game with no down time, where players select from a number of available ions and noble gases, with the goal of forming neutrally charged compounds or sets of noble gases. Players score additional points for creating compounds found on the goal cards each round.

     

    Players: 2-7

    Time: 20 to 30 minutes

    Age: 8+

     

    “The science teachers in my school were just beside themselves. They just thought, ‘I did not know games could do this.” -Portal Gaming Podcast

     

    See the Ideas for Using Ion in Class (PDF) below for more details about the number of players for your learning environment, length of time for various activities, and appropriate grade-level activities.

     

     

     

     

     

    Downloadable Resources Included after purchasing Ion!

    Classroom Resources:

    • Ion – Teacher Guide: Game Set Up & Gameplay Groups/Stations Activity (PDF)
    • Ion – How-to-Play (PowerPoint)
    • Ion – Lesson Plan (PDF)
    • Ion – Vocabulary Matrix (PDF)
    • Ion – Custom Score Sheet
    • All of our games resources include our “Let the Dice Roll” Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)

    Homeschool Resources

    • Ion – At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
    • Some materials included in the classroom resources can also be used for at-home learning
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  • In Lovelace & Babbage, players “program” the world’s first computer, the Analytical Engine, to help famous Patrons solve challenging problems. Compete against your fellow programmers in real time. Develop your Subroutines and upgrade the shared computer. Receive Influence from Patrons in five areas of society. Balance speed, care, and clever maneuvers to win!

    Players: 2 – 4

    Time: 15 – 30 minutes

    Age: 14+

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