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Extinct!: Are You Smarter than a Plant?

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    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

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Extinct!: Are You Smarter than a Plant?

In this online activity, learners find out whether they are smart enough to survive as a plant. Plants Learners make decisions about how a plant should grow, and find out whether they survive or become extinct. Learners can play as wild or farmed plants.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 11 - adult

Resource Types:
Activity, Game


Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet connection


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Agricultural Engineering
    • Technology
      • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Life Sciences
    • Cells
      • Cell Metabolism
    • Diversity of Life
      • Plants
    • Ecology
      • Ecosystems
    • Evolution
      • Mechanisms of Evolution

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Gardening
  • Nature and Environment


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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