By American Association for the Advancement of Science
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Think you know what poison ivy and a firefly have in common? How about some of the ways a dolphin and a goldfish are different? Download Classify It!, a new game from AAAS Science NetLinks, to test your knowledge of how various organisms can be sorted and grouped.
Play through the game’s 30 levels to earn special Creature Cards, and then pick up nine more in the fast-paced bonus rounds! Can you collect all 39 cards for a complete set? Pick your avatar and start sorting!
- Multi-user system: each child can choose and name his/her own avatar from one of twelve organisms
- Educational information about classification
- Earn Creature Cards to learn more about organisms
- Three progressively difficult modes teach classification
This app was developed by AAAS Science NetLinks, a free online resource for teachers and students. For more science activities and interactives, visit sciencenetlinks.com.
Great for NGSS
I thought this app was very intuitive and should be easy for students to navigate and use. Although the design is simple, the content is anything but.
It requires students know a fair amount about plants and animals.
I think this app is particularly timely, for the NGSS as the first of the cross-cutting concepts in the NGSS has to do with Patterns and includes classification as a key activity.
Excellent game and learning tool (even for adults)
The game moves along well and is a challenge for those who are at all ends of the learning spectrum. Young students will find the Easy-level matching tough, and even learned, science-minded users will find the hardest setting a good puzzle. Gameplay is smooth and intuitive, with clear explanation of how to play.
It's a good game to learn more about animals. However, I noticed a lot of incorrect facts about some animals. For example house geckos lay soft shelled eggs. Not hard. I'm not a biologist or herpetologist but I've noticed a few big mistakes. Also. Maybe I'm just super technical but some questions I know I answer correctly end up being incorrect.
Still a great game though!!!
- Category: Education
- Released: Aug 30, 2014
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 110 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: American Association for the Advancement of Scienc
- © 2016 American Association for the Advancement of Science
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.