Games for School: Educational Games

Welcome to the Educational Games list!

Want games for school? This page has links to educational games, fun learning games, and educational game websites. All related to chemistry!

You can learn more about how this resource list was complied here.

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Chemistry Games

Atom Structure Puzzle

Atom Structure Puzzle is a game to understand an atom’s parts: the protons, neutrons, and electrons. Plus the parts of these subatomic parts, known as quarks, hadrons, and neutrinos.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/atompuzzle/

Backside attack is a fun learning game for organic chemistry. It’s a knock off of the super popular Angry Birds game. Except it focuses on a type of chemical reaction known as SN2, commonly called a backside attack. It might only be available for Apple devices.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/backside-attack/id1278956096

Balancing Chemical Equations is on an educational game website at the University of Colorado Boulder. Their PhET program claims to have over 700 million interactive simulations for science and math. The below link is a visual way to see chemical equations balance.

http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/balancing-chemical-equations/latest/balancing-chemical-equations_en.html

Bugs on the Run, by the American Chemical Society, plays on a theme that heating up molecules makes things move faster. Pistons push out, balloons expand, ice melts. Use your knowledge of chemistry to help a hungry chameleon chase and corral bugs that are on the run.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/adventures-in-chemistry/games/bugs-on-the-run.html

Chemical Compound Quiz is another popular one on the Planeta 42 educational game website. Learn formulas for common substances like water and aspirin, and less common substances like Kevlar and cementite.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/compoundsquiz/

Chemikul is a Spanish language chemistry game.

https://es.games144.com/game/42197n-chemikul-juego.es.html#play

Chemistry Lab is a Spanish language chemistry experience, online.

https://es.games144.com/game/31076n-laboratorio-de-quimica-juego.es.html#play

Chemistry Tree is an extremely basic game to learn about 20 chemistry vocabulary words fundamental to the science.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/chemistrytree/

Daily Chemical Compounds is a drag and drop approach to learning chemical formulas.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/dailycompounds/

Element Hangman from JLab is a simple, well designed, and slightly addicting hangman game. To spell out element names, obviously!

https://education.jlab.org/elementhangman/index.html

Little Alchemy has over 720 substances that can be discovered through realistic combinations of elements. You can create substances ranging from a speck of dust… to the universe itself. Note that the elements combined are earth, wind, fire, and water. It’s a good approach for younger kids, as it avoids complications of the periodic table of the elements from chemistry.

https://www.silvergames.com/en/little-alchemy-2

Outer Space Molecule Chase by the American Chemical Society is a classic mouse in a maze puzzle game on a 2D board. Except it takes place on a space station. And your mouse needs to regulate it’s CO2 levels, in addition to finding that cheese! https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/adventures-in-chemistry/games/outer-space-molecule-chase.html

Nonmetal Elements covers some very basic facts about the nonmetal elements.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/nonmetals/

Periodic Table Puzzle uses a drag and drop feature to assemble the periodic table with the correct elements in the correct spots.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/periodicpuzzle/

The ph Puzzle is an easy game to match substances with their pH by dragging and dropping onto a color coded scale.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/phpuzzle/

Phases and Mixtures is a Desmos Polygraph activity to build up the scientific language used to describe matter.

https://teacher.desmos.com/polygraph/custom/5783c4a3fd2a623d4411e1ce?lang=es

Noble Metals Hunt is a chemistry arcade game to find the 8 “noble” metals.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/metalshunt/

States of Matter Puzzle is a drag and drop match game to learn about the states of matter.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/matterstates/

War of the Elements is the classic card game War… but with chemical element cards.

http://planeta42.com/chemistry/elementswar/