Science Pirates: The Curse of Captain Brownbeard (developed by the USDA/NMSU) is a multi-part game that can be played in or outside of the classroom to help Grades 5-8 students better understand science and food safety concepts. The game addresses both national science process standards and educational objectives through engaging gameplay. It is a great way to introduce experimental design to students. This program is installed on the laptops and is available as a free download for students to use at home. Check out the videos on the main page.
Food Detectives is for grades 3-5 and is available for online play. It is listed in on the Links page for students.