Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Play Thingdom and Learn About Genetics

Thingdom is a fun and challenging game through which students can learn about genetics. The game, produced by the London Science Museum, asks players to select a "thing" then try to find a make for that "thing" based on various traits. Players move through a progression of challenges in which they try to create "thing" offspring that have certain traits.

Applications for Education
Thingdom is part of a larger online exhibit called Who Am I? Who Am I? uses animations, videos, and text to help students learn about genetics and the human body. Playing Thingdom could be a good way for students to informally test the knowledge they gained from using the other resources in Who Am I?