Students engage with inquiry by starting with scientific phenomena that they need to figure out, or problems they need to solve. For example, in one Storyline they observe ants who have been infected with the cordyceps fungus (the “zombie”-like fungus that has inspired many pop culture stories)!
We’re built for three-dimensional learning. By engaging in our content, students use Science & Engineering Practices (like analyzing data), thinking through the lenses of Crosscutting Concepts (like cause and effect), in order to figure out content areas (like ecosystem change & stability).
Our content is designed as scaffolded Storylines that start with anchoring phenomena and build to understanding. We help your science teachers incorporate the new engineering standards, since many of these Storylines include them, having students make recommendations to solve problems and evaluate competing design solutions.
Research is the base of everything we do: from our pedagogical approach to how we iterate on our product’s design.
Our approach is based on key research about strategies that sustain the STEM interest of girls and underrepresented minorities.
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Tyto Online in your school and district, and level up your team's NGSS game.
Right now, we focus on middle school. We cover most of Life Science & some of Earth & Space Science, including climate change.View Content
We're available for most Chromebooks, Windows, or Mac computers, and do not have high internet bandwidth requirements.View Tech Requirements
Assessment data is gathered naturally as students play, and is collected to measure performance towards standards. Students who are struggling are highlighted to help teachers personalize instruction.
Tyto Online comes with a complete set of Teacher Guides and supplemental activities, like the Summary Table (right) that students use to track their learning.View Sample Teacher Guide
We don't believe in "one and done" PD. Your teachers need more support between new games and new standards. So we set up an ongoing online course and community to provide a stellar level of support.Learn more about our PD