Get launched into the awesome world of health research. The game lets you experience the challenges and excitement of becoming a scientist, getting a research grant and advancing science and health. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the fight against Cancer, Heart Disease, and the Common Cold. You’ll also learn how to design better research projects and experience the challenges and successes of having a career as a scientist. For middle school students and up.

The NIH Scientist Launch Game™ was developed by the Center for Scientific Review at the National Institutes of Health. Our Center receives all NIH grant applications and reviews the majority of them so NIH can fund the best research.

The NIH Scientist Launch Game™ app and the NIH Scientist Launch Game Beaker Design are unregistered trademarks of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

What's New

Version 1.7.6

- bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews


Super Cool Kids!!

My favorite of this game is the pictures of the kids! My favorite is the blonde boy with a blue shirt. So cute!


More than just learning facts

Interesting and well functioning app that shows potential STEM students the different dilemmas and choices they might have to face when designing and executing a study in real life (ex: What steps do you take when your grant is initially rejected? How else can you look at your data to get more interesting results?) This is a topic not always highlighted (in my experience) in general STEM classes. The most I've seen in school about experiment design is: What is a hypothesis, what is an independent variable, etc etc., so this definitely is a great and needed expansion on teaching students and future scientists experimental design


Perfect Design - Strongly Recommend to Parents and their children

It is a really great app for kids playing themselves or with their parents to get the knowledge from the questions. We played a lot times to get all levels passed, and realized that it was designed logically. The plus is the app is running smoothly, which gave us a enjoyable learning time.


Netspective Communications, LLC
105.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation), and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© National Institutes of Health


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