Our group developed the interactive games and activities below; these games are included within the science units in the ISP Tutor's Background Research module.

These games are most appropriate for the middle school level.

Students can play these games on their own. Or, to promote deeper understanding, teachers can lead class discussions around these games. All games provide feedback to promote learning!

Use on your laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. Mobile devices are not supported at this time.

In the "Subatomic Particle Game," students practice identifying atomic particles (electrons, neutrons, protons), their electric charges, and attractions between particles.

Click "Play Game" below to play!

Advanced: For students in high school and above

In the "Build An Element Mission" game, students add electrons to different elements to make those elements. Students learn how electrons are arranged in energy levels in atoms. This is fundamental to understanding how and why different elements bond to form molecules.

Click "Play Game" below to play!

In the "Reaction Classification Game Challenge," students are asked to classify different types of reactions as physical or chemical.

Click "Play Game" below to play!

In the "Accelerating or Not? Challenge," students are given different motion scenarios and asked whether the car is accelerating or not. Understanding acceleration is fundamental to understanding force and motion and Newton's Laws.

Click "Play Game" below to play!

In the "Photosynthesis Matching Activity," students are asked to associate key words and their definitions.

Click "Play Game" below to play!

With the Interactive Plant Cell, students can explore different organelles in a plant cell.

Click "Play Game" below to play!

Interested in learning about the difference between a scientist and an engineer?

Check out the Scientist and the Engineer Comic!