AGE GROUPS, LANGUAGES, AND PLATFORMS
iBiome games are designed for grade 3 to 8 students and are fully integrated with national/state/provincial science curricula.
The iBiome games are available online and in the iTunes store.
All iBiome games supports English, French, and Chinese.
We give 50% discount to educators through Apple's Volume Purchase Program.
WHY DID WE DEVELOP IBIOME SERIES?
Biodiversity can be challenging to teach from the inside of a classroom and field trips aren't always possible. But with educational games like iBiome-Wetland: School Edition and iBiome-Ocean: School Edition, we can create safe interactive environments where students can explore, create and test the balance and composition of their own virtual ecosystem.
ALIGNS WITH CURRICULAR STANDARDS
iBiome series aligns with Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.
Help your students establish strong scientific reading skills at a grade 3-8 level.
Introduce your students to ecosystem interaction and dynamics to provide a foundation for future biological concepts.
Focus on Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics curriculum.
Common Core Standards
- RST.6-8: Key Ideas and Details
- RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
- Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
- RST.6-8.10By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Next Generation Science Standards
- 5-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
- MS-LS2-1 Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment.
- MS-LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
- MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
How Educators Use iBiome Series
Remote / Online Classrooms
- “Engagement, matches students’ attention span, interest”
- “A way for kids to show what they’ve learned and present their knowledge in a fun, interactive way”
- “Do what can’t be done in classroom. Students learn through investigation”
- “Bring ecology to life”
- “Give an engaging piece to a topic that can be difficult to bring a hands on aspect to a regular classroom”
- “Active learning! Fun!”
- “Help students have another exposure to the science of Biodomes”
- "Understanding food chains/food webs"
- “Help my students learn the complexities of biodiversity that is difficult to replicate”
- “Gives them hands-on practice! To better understand abstract predator/prey foodweb/chain”
- “Help students understand more about ecosystems and food webs”
- “Content and focus on ecosystem relationships bridging with human impact”
- “Manipulation of the ecosystem is not something we are able to do in the field without something like the games”
- “Love the pollution aspect, hands-on with technology always captures the students’ attention& engages them”
- “Brings an understanding of the environmental impact of humans”
- “Perfect for ecosystem unit on sustainability”
- “Love the feature to allow kids track their real life eco-footprint”