BirdSleuth Sound Lesson Plan: Bird Song Hero Game

November 18, 2015

In this BirdSleuth lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8, students learn about sound and how spectrograms reflect pitch and duration. Students then create their own spectrogram to represent ...

Observational Skills and Spectrogram Lesson Plan: Bird Song Hero Game

November 13, 2015

In this Bird Song Hero lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 2-8, students use their observational skills to match each bird song to its corresponding spectrogram (a visual representation of the s...

Newly Updated Mars Topic Reflects NASA’s Big News

September 29, 2015

Yesterday, NASA announced the discovery of liquid water on the surface of Mars, underscoring the possibility of life on the red planet. While it may take scientists years to find out the source or ful...

2 New Virtual Labs are Now on GameUp

September 16, 2015

Virtual labs are the perfect way to prepare students for using a real science lab, and they're a terrific alternative when you aren't able to provide as many hands-on investigations as you'd like. ...

Quandary Game: Additional My BrainPOP Features (With ELL Support)

September 11, 2015

Have your students signed up for individual logins through My BrainPOP? If so, they’ll be able to take snapshots during Quandary game play with the SnapThought® tool! MyBrainPOP is available to Bra...

10 Ways Game-Based Learning Can Enhance Your Curriculum

August 6, 2015

Have you been wanting to try out game-based learning in your classroom? Here are ten ways games can enhance your curriculum and help students meet standards: 1. Make repetition more engaging (and e...

Helping to Build a “Nation of Makers”

June 12, 2015

We’re so proud to announce our involvement with the National Week of Making, celebrating the builders, creators, designers, and problem solvers among us! Running today through June 18th, the Nationa...

Virtual Labs Lesson Plan: Understanding Water Activity

May 8, 2015

In this Virtual Labs lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 4-12, students are introduced to water activity levels in food....

Virtual Labs Lesson Plan: Controlling Water Activity in Food

May 8, 2015

In this Virtual Labs lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-12, students explore an online interactive game to learn about controlling water activity in food....

New on GameUp: Sizing Up the Universe

April 6, 2015

Sizing Up the Universe is the latest offering from our games partner, Smithsonian Education. Targeted for students in grades 4-8, Sizing Up the Universe helps kids consider scale with questions such a...