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Educational Games and Simulations


Found in: arts, health & phys ed, language arts & literature, science, social studies, 6-8, 9-12

The Nobel Prize website’s Educational Games and Simulations provides videos, games, and simulations based on the achievements of Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics. 

The video The Mystery of Memory is a half-hour documentary that takes students in grades 6-12 take a journey of discovery through some of the most exciting scientific research being done today. Students watch Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel  in the lab with one of his favorite research studies: the biological workings of the memory. The piece also features a 40-year-old woman who remembers every detail of every day of her life!

Control Of The Cell Cycle is based on the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which was awarded for discoveries concerning the control of the cell cycle. Grades 9-12 learn the steps of cell division (mitosis) and then replace cells by following the steps. Also an exercise in following directions, mistakes lead to further cell death and a return to the beginning. The challenge is to complete the game and to make sure that the cell was correctly divided!

Immune Responses Game is an interactive tutorial that explains how our bodies protect us from bacteria and viruses. Presented in 10 animated steps and featuring the character "Immuno", Grades 6-12 see real immune cells in actionwhile learning more about the fascinating Nobel Prize awarded achievements within immunology.

Lord Of the Flies tests students' knowledge of characters, symbols, and the novel’s themes.  The aim of this game is to introduce some basic analytical aspects of the book and to challenge the reader's memory through play.  A perfect lesson to accompany a class reading of The Lord of the Flies, this game also presents the idea of interpretation of art and supports it with its own interpretation.  Students also learn about the author, William Gelding, who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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