Games and Simulations on Ask A Biologist

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 biology games were developed using Adobe Flash, but we are moving them all to HTML 5. We aim to have all of them moved over by July of 2020, so keep checking back for new updated versions. If you are having difficulty playing the Flash gamesbe sure you have the most current Adobe Flash player and have enabled the plug-in to play in your browser because many browsers are turning off Flash as a default.

Peppered moth game

Picking off the Peppered Moth

Play the Peppered Moths Game

Get your beaks ready, it's moth-hunting time. In 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.

Learn more about associated stories and lessons at Picking off the Peppered Moths. If you need the old version, click for the Flash version of the Peppered Moths game.
Skeletal anatomy game

Skeleton Viewer

(Game requires Flash)

Explore the Skeleton Viewer

To explore the bones of the human skeleton, check out our Skeleton Viewer. Take a look further inside of a bone with our Bone Anatomy Viewer.

To learn more about bones, visit Busy Bones.
Solving mysteries

Using the Scientific Method to Solve Mysteries

Play the Training Room Escape Game

Put your detective skills to the test! Use the scientific method and your problem solving abilities to find clues and escape. Explore our Training Room and see what other interesting things await you.

To learn more, visit Using the Scientific Method to Solve Mysteries. If you need the old version, click for the Flash version of Training Room Escape.
Practicing the scientific method

Using the Scientific Method: The Case of the Mystery Images

Play The Case of the Mystery Images

Looking for another detective assignment? Practice all the new detective skills you learned in the Training Room Escape by solving The Case of the Mystery Images.

To learn more, visit Using the Scientific Method to Solve Mysteries.
Venom protein game

Venom!

(Game requires Flash)

Play the Venom! Game

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 our story, Venom!
Explore the rainforest in 360

Virtual Reality Tours of Biology

Explore our Virtual Tours

See the world of biology through virtual tours. Visit different environments, travel through time, take a look inside a bee colony, or observe feeding hummingbirds.

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