We use a game to set up the context and problems for authentic, meaningful science explorations where students feel like they are really getting to DO science... because they are.
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Follow a cordyceps-infected ant (by remote-controlling a robot ant) to observe its odd behavior and what happens after it dies.
Phenomena are chosen for interest and real-world applications, designed for students to find not only engaging, but also empowering as they see the power of STEM.
Look into what stems out of the dead ant and realize it's a fruiting fungus. Collect data to see the correlation between the height of the the leaf the infected ant dies on, and how far the spores of the cordyceps travel.
PRACTICE AND CROSSCUTTING STANDARDS ADDRESSED
what students do within the game uses scientific skills and cross-cutting concepts, so they are mastering them as they play.
Explain why an infected ant would go up a leaf before it dies from the cordyceps.
Our quests include scaffolds like a "puzzle piece" style argument builder with help if students need it.
Starting is a snap with Tyto Online's embedded checklists and tutorials or personalized support.
Easy Import from Google Classroom - Accounts are automatically created for students when you import your class from Google Classroom. Or you could have your students sign up with a class code.
SSO integration - If the students signed up with their usual school email, or if they were imported from Google Classroom, they can use Single-Sign-On of Google or Microsoft to sign into their Tyto account.
Play right in the browser - No installation required. Tyto Online currently supports Chrome or Chrome-based browsers on non-mobile devices.
From your Teacher Dashboard, explore our content and assign it to your students for in-game completion.
Standards Included - See the three-dimensional standards each activity covers. Yes, that means SEPs and CCCs, not just the DCIs!
Schedule Activities - You can plan ahead and assign activities to become available on certain dates to align with curriculum.
Our supplemental activities are designed to promote dialogue and help students solidify learning.
Routines - Use our routines so that you can do the same practices and activities for every storyline, no matter the content.
Printable or Digital - Provided activities can be done in paper alongside the game, or digitally, based on your needs!
"I plugged in the dates and downloaded the worksheets the students would use for recordkeeping and called it a day. Spent way more time planning out lessons that came from the textbook.”
-Andrea, Teacher in Maryland
As your students wrap up, check progress and also the specific arguments or other work they created.
Standards Included - See students' mastery of standards based on three-dimensional performance, and how much time we've had them spend across various practices and concepts.
Highlights Struggling Students - We make it easy to see where students need help, to provide small group or whole-class support.
Takes ~15m to see what the student experience is like without needing to make an account and get into the game.
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