Sometimes the best way to learn biology is by playing a game or using a simulation. For this reason some of our stories and activities include companion games. Here we list our current collection of fun biology games. We hope you enjoy them.
Most of these games were developed using Adobe Flash. If you are having difficulty playing them, be sure you have the most current Adobe Flash player and have enabled the plug-in to play in your browser since many browsers are turning off Flash as a default.
The outside of beetles can be shiny, dull, or extremely colorful. But what is going on inside the beetle? Take a virtual look inside the body of a beetle with the Beetle Dissection tool by exploring on your own or following our Beetle Dissection Activity. You can even see what they would look like if you had x-ray vision. Visit Beetle Dissection Central for more.
Ever wonder what’s inside your bones? Here’s your chance to find out! Dissect a virtual bone and learn about the busy world of bones. You can saw, cut away layers, scoop, and zoom into the different parts of a bone. To explore the bones of the human skeleton, check out our Skeleton Viewer. To learn more, visit Busy Bones.
Learn about population ecology on Lizard Island! As a lizard, you'll learn what energy it takes to survive and reproduce in the Thermodynamics game. Then you'll learn how to use mathematical formulas to figure out if a population will grow, shrink, or stay the same size in the Populations game.
Build your own monster by decoding the monster genome. It is not very different from what happens in every living thing using the tiny instruction manual called DNA, found in each of your cells. Decode the pattern of color dots to see parts of your monster appear. To learn more, visit Monster Manual.
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Protect healthy cells by fighting their enemies with some of the smallest tools in the world – nanobombs. Here, you’ll learn how cells are labeled and how these labels can help you make better medicine out of special microscopic objects called nanoparticles. Build the right nanobombs and they will kill the unhealthy cells, saving the healthy cells. To learn more, visit Tiny Medicine.
Put your detective skills to the test! Use the scientific method and your problem solving abilities to find clues and escape. Explore the room and see what other interesting things await you. To learn more, visit Using the Scientific Method to Solve Mysteries.
Take a tour of the bones inside the human body. Once you've mastered the bones in learning mode, test your knowledge with the Skeleton Game mode. Race the clock to locate and identify bones in the body. To explore the inside of a bone, visit our Bone Anatomy Viewer. To learn more, visit Busy Bones.