Sometimes the best way to learn biology is by playing a game or using a simulation.
For this reason some of our stories and activities include companion games. Here is list of our current collection of fun biology games. Please note that these biology games are now in HTML5 and are no longer require Flash. We hope you enjoy them.
Bee Waggle Dance Game
Did you know that honey bee workers tell their sisters where to find the best flowers and nectar with a dance? It is called the waggle dance. You can now learn the dance and find out if you have what it takes to be a bee.
To learn more about honey bees, visit our story Bee Bonanza.
The outside of beetles can be shiny, dull, or extremely colorful. But what is going on inside of beetles? Take a virtual look inside the body of a beetle with this Beetle Dissection Tool.
Cell Parts Game
COVID SIM Pandemic Simulation
In the COVID-19 pandemic, how much does wearing masks and distancing matter? How important is it to get vaccinated? You can now explore and visualize these questions as you figure out how you could slow the pandemic.
To learn the latest about the COVID vaccines, the number of people who have been vaccinated, and more, visit our story page COVID-19 Vaccines.
Play doctor in the 21st century! Practice modern medicine by examining all dimensions of the body, from organs to molecules, as an interconnected system in Doctor Know. Use innovative tests and treatments to heal your patients in this medicine-based game.
To learn more, visit the Doctor Know Companion Section.
Dr. Frankenstein needs your help to learn about how the bodies of different animals work! Build your own creature from 3-D printed animal parts and learn why some parts match up, but others don’t in this physiology game.
Learn more about our tools that explore how animal bodies work at Frankenstein Central.
Build your own monster by decoding the monster genome in Monster Maker, a DNA game. It is not very different from what happens in every living thing, using the tiny instruction manual called DNA, found in each of your cells. Decode the pattern of colored dots to see parts of your monster appear.
To learn more, visit Monster Manual.
Also in: Español
Basic building patterns can be used to think about how technologies are built at the nano-scale. Try your hand at building specific patterns, or explore how blocks can be used to make many different shapes in this bioengineering game.
To learn more about bioengineering, visit our story Nature’s Tiny Machines.
Picking off the Peppered Moth
Get your beaks ready, it’s moth-hunting time. In the Peppered Moths Game, you take on the role of the hunter and learn at least one reason why you might eat one moth instead of another.
Learn more about associated stories and lessons at Picking off the Peppered Moths.
Using the Scientific Method to Solve Mysteries
Put your detective skills to the test! Use the scientific method and your problem solving abilities to find clues and escape. Explore our Training Room and see what other interesting things await you.
To learn more, visit Using the Scientific Method to Solve Mysteries.
Using the Scientific Method: The Case of the Mystery Images
Virtual Reality Tours of Biology
See the world of biology through virtual tours. Visit different environments, travel through time, take a look inside a bee colony, or observe feeding hummingbirds.