Online Games

PBS LearningMedia, launched a year ago, has a robust collection of free interactive games to experiment, manipulate, and investigate.
Amusement Park Physics
How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? Find out by designing your own roller coaster in this interactive from Annenberg Learner. Discover how physics laws are used to design a variety of amusement park rides. Understand how physics keep riders safe while providing a thrill.
Cooking with Sugar
In this interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium, learn how different ingredients and the application of heat influence how different types of candy are made. This activity presents a scientific definition of sugar, including an illustration of a sugar molecule; explains how candy makers prevent crystallization from ruining their creations; and addresses the question: Is sugar bad for your teeth?
In this interactive activity from Shedd Aquarium, design a fish that has the right adaptations, or traits, to help it survive in a reef environment. Choose a body, mouth, and color/pattern, then release your fish into the ocean reef to search for food and evade predators. Steer your fish around the reef to see how well it survives with the traits that you gave it. Design a fish and release it into the reef to search for food and evade predators. Observe how each fish has unique adaptations that help it survive in its habitat.
Climate Change Challenge
Latino Public Broadcasting’s interactive game helps students become knowledgeable about the effects of our choices on the environment. Complete training modules and become certified in the following areas: the carbon cycle, the water cycle, human impact, nature’s impact, mitigation and oil spills. After completion of the modules, students play an interactive game about how their personal choices impact the climate.
Mission US  
This multimedia project features free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history. The first offering, “For Crown or Colony?” puts the player in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston. As Nat navigates the city and completes tasks, he encounters a spectrum of people living and working there when tensions mount before the Boston Massacre. Ultimately, the player determines Nat’s fate by deciding where his loyalties lie.
In the latest offering, “Flight to Freedom,” players assume the role of Lucy and become immersed in the experiences of a runaway slave in the years before the Civil War. As the game opens, Lucy is a young slave on the King family’s plantation outside of Lexington.
Players encounter a diverse group of people – from abolitionists to slave owners – and make decisions that affect the game’s outcome.
Find thousands of more games and ideas at PBS Learning Media.

More Educational Game Sites to Check Out:

  1. ABCya - A great site for games and mobile apps for elementary students.
  2. Academic Skill Builders - A wonderful site w/ learning through the use of multi-player games.  Also, there is an educational portal which allows for student tracking.
  3. Arcoiris - A nice site for educational games in English and Spanish.
  4. Braineos - Games based on flash card in a wide variety of subjects.
  5. BrainNook - A fun site for students that focuses on English & Math.  Also, there is a teacher portal w/ lots of resources for educators.
  6. Bubbabrain - Lots of game for all grade levels that allows teachers to create games too.
  7. Cackleberries - A virtual world filled w/ educational games for kids 3 - 7 yrs old in a safe environment.
  8. Clever Island - Excellent games for kids 3 - 8 yrs old in a wide variety subjects such as: Math, Reading, Spelling, etc.
  9. Cookie - A great site for educational games and teacher resources.
  10. Creativity Games - Learn through the use of creativity brain training games.
  11. Creating Music - A fun site for learning music through the use of educational games and other online activities.
  12. DimensionU - An innovative site for learning math in a 3D virtual world.
  13. Fish Smarty - Excellent site for online learning through the use of educational games.  There is an educational portal for student tracking as well.
  14. Fuel the Brain - A wonderful site to learn elementary skills such as: Math, Science, and Reading. Lots if educational resources too!
  15. Funbrain - One of the most popular sites for educational games for kids K - 8 yrs old.
  16. Funschool - A wide variety of games, activities, and videos for kids.
  17. Game Classroom - Games for students K - 6th grade in Math and LA w/ lots of resources such as: worksheets, videos, and more.
  18. Gamequarium - A popular site w/ lots of games in a wide variety of subject areas.
  19. GameUp - A innovative site from the creators of BrainPop where the games are based on their interactive animated videos.
  20. Kidz Page - A fun site for educational games PreK - 8th grade.
  21. Learning Games for Kids - A great site for educational games on lots of different subject areas.
  22. Lure of the Labyrinth - An innovative game for Middle school PreAlgebra students.
  23. Magnahigh - Math games for K -12 w/ educational portal.
  24. MinecraftEdu - A unique game based on the popular PC designed specifically for schools.
  25. PhyFun - Physics based games for all grade levels.
  26. Pipo Games - A nice site for educational games for ages 3 - 12 yrs old.  A paid site unlocks all the features.
  27. Play Brighter - A fantastic site filled w/ educational games on a wide variety of subjects, built on their unique anime style interface.
  28. Play Kids Games - A fun site for educational games in subject areas such as: Math, Vocab, and Geography.
  29. Power My Learning - A great all-in-one site for education filled w/ games, videos, resources and more.
  30. Sheppard Software - A nice site w/ lots of games on different subject areas.
  31. Skoolbo - Wonderful educational games for core skills in the primary grade levels.
  32. Spelling Connections - A cool site for Spelling and Vocab games w/ educational portal.
  33. Teaching w/ Portals - A very innovative game based on the Popular console/PC game Portal, w/ lots of lesson plans to be found.
  34. Word Games - Word games - free to use.
  35. Tutpup - A cool site for Math and Spelling where kids compete against each other.
  36. Vedoque - A nice site for educational games PreK - 8th grade.
  37. What2Learn - A excellent site for educational games where teachers can create games and track students w/ a paid account.
  38. Yogome - A great site/company w/ lots of innovative games and mobile apps on recycling and more.
  39. Zondle - Interesting games that support learning and can be embedded into a site.
  40. ZooWhiz - A fun site for kids 5 - 15 yrs to develop Math and Reading skills by creating their own virtual zoo.