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 games were developed using Adobe Flash. If you are having difficulty playing thembe 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.

Solving mysteries
Written by: 
CJ Kazilek and David Pearson

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. If you need the old version, click for the Flash version of Training Room Escape.

Venom protein game
Written by: 
Marcella Martos and Meredith Turnbough

(Game requires Flash)

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!

Explore the rainforest in 360
Explore the world of biology through virtual tours. Visit different environments, travel through time, take a look inside a bee colony, or observe feeding hummingbirds.


A horned lizard on a background of rocks
If birds evolved from dinosaurs, would that make them reptiles too?

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