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A Touch of Class


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    American Association for the Advancement of Science

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A Touch of Class

In this online game, learners test their skills of categorization. Sixteen different organisms are given (human, monkey, jellyfish, etc.) and one category (e.g., things that eat fish, birds, things that lay eggs). Learners choose the organisms that fit the category and earn points when they choose correctly, but lose points if they choose something not in the category or miss something in the category. This fun and easy game is useful as introduction or review of the diversity of life. When learners set up a free account at Kinetic City, they can answer bonus questions at the end of the activity as a quick assessment. As a larger assessment, learners can complete the Smart Attack game after they've completed several activities.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • computer with online access
  • mouse

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
      • Animals
      • Classification
      • Biodiversity

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse
  • touch

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes assesments for student learning

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Association for the Advancement of Science, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation

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