Let the Games Begin: Online Science Games

CSI:  Web Adventures Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this site teaches forensic skills and then lets you test your knowledge.

The Educators’ Guide provides several activities including matching handwriting samples, reconstructing document evidence from an embezzlement scandal, and  using bone length to determine a person’s height and identify crime scene victims.

One click of a button, and the entire site will be translated to Spanish, making it not only a great game for science, but also Spanish classes.

The History Channel’s Life After People Timeline Puzzle is based on the series. You must arrange a series of images on a timeline based on when they would occur once mankind no longer inhabits the planet. Clicking each image opens an informative video that should help you sort the images.

If you have not yet watched the series, this excerpt from the website might help:

“The Series begins in the moments after people disappear. As each day, month, and year passes, the fate of a particular environment, city or theme is disclosed. Special effects, combined with interviews from top experts in the fields of engineering, botany, biology, geology, and archeology provide an unforgettable visual journey through the ultimately hypothetical.” Life After People: The Series   (http://www.history.com/content/life_after_people/about-the-series)

Any other online science games you’d recommend for high school students?

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