Here is the list of science games that we are continuously updating for you.
Flash Games played over the web:
MedMyst (about hunting down infectious diseases)
CSI:The Experience (just like the show, only you need to use your own brain!)
N-Squad You take on the role of a forensic scientist, solving crimes and investigating mysterious deaths.
Cellcraft is a real time strategy game in which you play the role of a cell trying to defeat a virus before they defeat you. An excellent intro to cell biology for middle school.
Downloads for PC and Mac:
The Curse of Brownbeard is Middle School game about pirates who need someone to figure out why they are getting sick… The Curse of Brownbeard. Teaches experimental design. How cool is that??
Metablast! at Metablast.org is still in development, but it promises to be a fantastic journey into a plant cell… in a microbot (which is our favorite way to travel) and will present proteins in their accurate form….. Very exciting! Their Educator’s community if very nice, too. http://www.metablast.org/community
Available through My Game IQ (free download manager program that is PC only).
Immune Attack (We are in the top 8 games on My Game IQ right now! (4/01/2011). Free PC download.
Science Pirates: The Curse of Brownbeard helps students understand science processes to better change food safety behavior.
Re-Mission a third person shooter game about killing cancer cells. Find on mygameiq, too.
Enercities is a game created to teach the importance of energy and conservation by the European Union.
Games being built–that you can contribute to!
Our collaborators at Clear Lab, where we are creating a battery of fun SCIENCE! games for middle school students! Sign up to be a part of the development team!
Other Fantastic Sites with some science games available:
Molecules is a site with great videos about chemicals in our everyday life and some games. See what Sweden is up to!
Games for change has several game about the environment.
NISE has some games about nanotechnology. Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network.
A link to ALL EDUCATIONAL GAMES on Apple’s App Store.
ImmunityHD is a fun game in which you need to keep the intestinal epithelium clear of infection. Good luck! This intestine belongs to an adventurous eater! On iPad… at iTunes App store.
Virulent is an experimental game by the cool guys at Madison Wisconsin, and the Morgridge Institute for Research. In the game you play a virus, and you have to infect your host cells to win. The game is still underdevelopment, so check it out and keep up with the updates!
Other sites you really should know about.
Harvard Biovisions has created beautiful videos of the molecules inside of cells. Xvivo is the company who actually makes them… great career inspiration for your young computer programmers and 3D modelers.
Stem Video Game Challenge! Get your students involved in the next middle school STEM Video Game Challenge! Watch the video of the inaugural winners! Kids submitted video games in Gamestar Mechanic, Game Maker, Small Basic, and some submitted written game design documents. All the games submitted were fun to play, innovative and educational.
And contact Melanie Stegman, yours truly, if you have High School students interested in entering a Molecular Biology video game competition in Spring 2012.