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Siftr

Use Siftr to make fieldwork easy. Got five minutes? Anybody can make a Siftr.

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Nomen

Create your own digital field guide, no coding required.

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Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case

Unravel the stories behind mysterious artifacts at the museum.

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The Yard Games

Teach Science with free, beautiful games on the web.

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Discover IceCube VR

Journey deep into space to track down the source of a neutrino

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Atom Touch

Explore how atoms work with this tactile simulation. 8+

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Alien Gardener

Save a martian colony through research.

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The N Game

Explore the complicated Nitrogen Cycle with this board game, 16+

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Dominique Lark Teaches like a gamer.

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Alien Gardener

coming soon

You’re humanity’s most important gardener… and it’s up to you to help astronauts survive.

You are a biosphere scientist based on Earth — it’s your job to research optimal growing conditions for an EcoCELL on the alien world. The lives of the astronauts colonizing other planets depends on your success. If you fail, the astronauts are at risk. If you succeed, the colonies of this new planet can grow and flourish.

Alien Gardener

Coming soon

You are a biosphere scientist based on Earth — it’s your job to research optimal growing conditions for an EcoCELL on the alien world. The lives of the astronauts colonizing other planets depends on your success. If you fail, the astronauts are at risk. If you succeed, the colonies of this new planet can grow and flourish.

While on Earth, you will simulate the growing conditions that the astronaut gardeners experience so you can create experiments to help understand their unique growing conditions. Based on the insights you gain from your experiments, you can recommend that the astronauts adjust variables like water, sunlight, oxygen, soil composition, and more, to improve crop output or to provide some other key benefit.

Alien Gardner will be available on all platforms and systems with an internet connection. The game can be played in 30 minutes.

How to Play

Alien Gardner will be available on all platforms and systems with an internet connection. The game can be played in 30 minutes.

Educational Topics

Alien Gardener is an educational game to communicate the scientific uses of the EcoCELLs at the Desert Research Institute (DRI) to the public. Topics covered by this game include the scientific method, problem solving, how to make decisions based on data; biospheres, biology, EcoCELLs, botany, space travel, the solar system, and other topics.

Standards

The game will address Next Generation Science Standards including, but not limited to:

HS-ESS3-2: Evaluate competing design solutions for developing, managing, and utilizing, energy and mineral resources based on cost benefit ratios.

HS-ESS3-3: Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationship!s among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.