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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.

 

Honey bee cartoon - game link

Bee Dance Game

Did you know that honey bee workers tell their sisters where to find the best flowers and nectar with a dance? It is called the waggle dance. You can now learn the dance and find out if you have what it takes to be a bee by playing this fun game. To learn more about honey bees visit Bee Bonanza for more of their story.

Beetle

Beetle Dissection Tool

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.

Bone Cross-Section

Bone Anatomy Viewer

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.

Cell

Cell Viewer and Game

Take a tour of the inside of a cell. Then put it into game mode and test your knowledge. Race the clock while you locate and identify parts of the cell. To learn more about cells, visit Building Blocks of Life.

Doctor Know

Doctor Know

Play doctor in the 21st century! Practice modern medicine by examining all dimensions of the body, from organs to molecules, as an interconnected system. Use innovative tests and treatments to heal your patients, not hurt them. To learn more, visit the Doctor Know Companion Section.

Lizard Island

Lizard Island

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. 

Monster

Monster Maker

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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Nano Medicine

Latch & Catch

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.

Moths and Bird

Peppered Moths

Get your beaks ready, it's moth-hunting time. With the Peppered Moths game, you take on the role of the hunter and learn at least one reason why you might eat one moth instead of another. To learn more, visit Picking off the Peppered Moths.

Footsteps

Science Detectives: Training Room Escape

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.

Skeleton

Skeleton Viewer

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.

Cell Channels

Venom

The shape of a molecule is very important. It’s what makes it possible for proteins to interact with other parts of the cell. In this invader game, you will defend the cells of the body against molecules of scorpion venom using antivenom. To learn more, visit Venom.

Plants

Be sure to visit our Experiments & Activities section for biology experiments you can do at home or in the classroom using simple equipment.

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Plants

Be sure to visit our Experiments & Activities section for biology experiments you can do at home or in the classroom using simple equipment.

Share to Google Classroom

Be part of Ask A Biologist

by volunteering, or simply sending us feedback on the site. Scientists, teachers, writers, illustrators, and translators are all important to the program. If you are interested in helping with the website we have a Volunteer page to get the process started.