Online Games and Review Activities
The AB curriculum supplement includes six online games and two other supportive review activities: puzzles and flash cards. The Game Guide includes lessons for each of the online games. You can use the lessons in the Game Guide to review and expand the content learned in the classroom lessons and explore the new information provided in the games.
The Zoo Quest online game allows students to explore one science job – animal nutritionist. The game connects with Lesson 1, in which students learn how science is related to their world.
The Pattern Recognition online game allows students to use observation and pattern recognition, which are valuable skills for scientists. The game connects with Lesson 2, in which students learn that science is fun, dynamic, and always changing.
The Scientist Matching online game allows students to explore fields of science and match scientists with their correct tools. The game connects with Lesson 3 and 6, in which students gain an appreciation for questions in science and the importance of teamwork in science.
The A What-o-Mous? online game allows students to apply scientific inquiry methods and tools to complete a task. Specifically, students will use dichotomous keys to group and identify unknown objects. The game uses the dichotomous key introduced in Lesson 3 and connects with Lesson 4, in which students reviewed the process of scientific inquiry and used methods and tools to answer a question.
What's the Difference?
The What's the Difference? online game allows students to use the scientific skill of asking questions, which is a valuable skill for scientists. Specifically, students will view two pictures side by side. The pictures are similar, but not exactly the same. Students should ask themselves the question, “What's the difference?” to find the differences between the pictures. The game connects with Lesson 5, in which students learn the value of asking questions.
Stop the Spread
The Stop the Spread online game allows students to explore how collaboration and the sharing of scientific ideas make antibiotic treatment of infections possible. Then, students will act as an antibiotic to destroy bad bacteria. The game connects with Lesson 6, in which students learn how scientists benefit from collaboration.
The puzzles allow students to review concepts presented in the AB lessons. Students may choose to complete crossword puzzles, word searches, or double puzzles. The puzzles include vocabulary from all AB lessons and online games.
The flash cards help students review the content presented in all AB lessons and online games. Students may choose to complete flash cards in various categories.