Mars

Newly Updated Mars Topic Reflects NASA’s Big News

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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...
Virtual Labs on GameUp

2 New Virtual Labs are Now on GameUp

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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. ...
Citizen Science Game

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

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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...
teaching with games

10 Ways Game-Based Learning Can Enhance Your Curriculum

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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"

Helping to Build a “Nation of Makers”

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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

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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

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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....
Sizing up the universe

New on GameUp: Sizing Up the Universe

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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...
Science Game Materials

Sizing Up the Universe Game Materials

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Students can use these Sizing Up the Universe science game materials to reinforce learning with our new online interactive science game. Check out our Sizing Up the Universe lesson plan for implementa...

Planets and Galaxies Lesson Plan: Sizing Up the Universe Interactive Game

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In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 4-8. students use BrainPOP resources (including a free online interactive) to explore the vastness of the universe and the size and distance between c...