Best Biology Games, Apps, and Websites for Kids

Gets kids thinking deeply about what makes up the living world, from their own bodies to the larger environment and its inhabitants.

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GAME

Every Body Has a Brain

age 4+

Innovative way to learn about gray matter.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2011)
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GAME

LeapFrog Explorer Learning Game: Brave

age 6+

Adventure game challenges your knowledge of flora and fauna.

Platforms: LeapFrog games (2012)
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APP

Starting with Soil

age 6+

Resource about organic food best for fluent readers.

Devices: iPad (2017)
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GAME

Imagine: Zookeeper

age 7+

Simple, accessible, and fun animal care for young girls.

Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2009)
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APP

The Human Body by Tinybop

age 7+

Animated, interactive learning tool about the human body.

Devices: iPhone, iPad (2013)
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APP

Mammals by Tinybop

age 7+

Discover the amazing biology of animals from the inside out.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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APP

BrainPOP Featured Movie

age 8+

Daily films from educational group provide tons of learning.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows app (2011)
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APP

iBiome - Ocean Lite

age 8+

Kids dive into virtual world of aquatic food webs.

Devices: iPad (2017)
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GAME

Lifeboat to Mars

age 8+

Free online ecosystem game makes learning biology fun.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2010)
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WEBSITE

Sea and Sky

age 8+

Kids of all ages can indulge their sea and space curiosity.

URL: http://www.seasky.org/ (2012)
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WEBSITE

Wondermind

age 8+

Games and videos make exploring the brain fun.

URL: http://wondermind.wedonicethings.com (2012)
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GAME

Re-Mission 2

age 9+

Six fun games turn cancer treatment into a winnable battle.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2013)
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WEBSITE

BrainPOP

age 9+

Videos and activities are fun, accurate, and valuable.

URL: https://www.brainpop.com (2012)
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WEBSITE

California Academy of Sciences

age 10+

Site brings the science museum experience into kids' homes.

URL: http://www.calacademy.org/explore-science (2013)
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APP

Project Noah

age 10+

Share nature photos and help research, but watch privacy.

Devices: Android, Kindle Fire (2012)
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WEBSITE

Project Noah

age 10+

Online community encourages citizen science; watch privacy.

URL: https://www.projectnoah.org/ (2013)
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GAME

Spore

age 11+

This exceptional evolution sim is a masterpiece.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2008)
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WEBSITE

Khan Academy

age 5+

Excellent tutorials on math, humanities, and more, for free.

URL: https://www.khanacademy.org (2013)
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WEBSITE

Sex, Etc.

age 13+

Smart sex-ed site puts spotlight on teen contributors.

URL: http://www.sexetc.org (2012)
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GAME

Virulent

age 14+

Be a virus, trick the immune system, and infect your human.

Platforms: Mac, Windows (2011)
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