About the Game

Crazy Plant Shop is a plant genetics learning game aligned to middle school science standards. Become a floral entrepreneur as you breed wacky plants! Use a magic Punnett square machine to determine dominant and recessive traits so you can fulfill customer orders, learning about trait inheritance and plant genetics.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype combinations using Punnett squares and pedigrees.
  • Explain why offspring resulting from sexual reproduction have more diverse characteristics than offspring that result from asexual reproduction.
  • Explain that information about how cells grow and function is contained in genes inside the chromosomes of each cell nucleus.
  • Explain that during the process of reproduction the genes are passed on from the parent cells to offspring.


Filament Learning curriculum is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, and Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Each supplemental curriculum unit includes a Teacher's Guide with discussion activities, workshops, labs, and assessments. Students follow along with the included Student Guide, which allows for seamless communication between the lessons and the gameplay.

Teacher Dashboard

Check in on student progress with the Teacher Dashboard, which gives you visibility into which learning objectives your students have encountered, serving as a real-time assessment tool. If your students are stuck at any given point, the Teacher Dashboard will tell you where, so you can provide just-in-time intervention when your students need it most.


Windows XP or newer
Internet Explorer 9 or newer, Firefox 17 or newer, Chrome 28 or newer
Flash Player 10 or newer
Intel core series processor or equivalent
Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
Firefox 17 or newer, Chrome 28 or newer, Safari 5 or newer
Flash Player 10 or newer
Intel core series processor or equivalent
Chrome OS 28 or newer
Intel core series processor or equivalent


iOS 7 or newer
iPad 2 or newer
Not currently available for Android tablets.
  • MS-LS3-2

    Develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
  • MS-LS4-5

    Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
  • LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

    • Organisms reproduce, either sexually or asexually, and transfer their genetic information to their offspring.

    LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits

    • Variations of inherited traits between parent and offspring arise from genetic differences that result from the subset of chromosomes (and therefore genes) inherited.

    LS3.B: Variation of Traits

    • In sexually reproducing organisms, each parent contributes half of the genes acquired (at random) by the offspring. Individuals have two of each chromosome and hence two alleles of each gene, one acquired from each parent. These versions may be identical or may differ from each other.

    LS4.B: Natural Selection

    • In artificial selection, humans have the capacity to influence certain characteristics of organisms by selective breeding. One can choose desired parental traits determined by genes, which are then passed on to offspring.
  • 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.RST.6-8.3

    Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
  • 5B/M1a

    In some kinds of organisms, all the genes come from a single parent.
  • 5B/M1b

    In organisms that have two sexes, typically half of the genes will come from each parent
  • 5B/M3

    New varieties of cultivated plants and domestic animals have resulted from selective breeding for particular traits.

Purchase Options

Features Included


Ideal for educators (or players who prefer to play on the web)


Ideal for players (or educators who prefer to purchase via an app store)

Access to curriculum

Access to teacher dashboard

One-time Purchase

Playable in a web browser

Playable on Chromebooks

Playable on Steam

Playable on iOS tablets

Requires Filament Account

Note: each student will need an individual account in order to preserve save states and track student progress. Teachers will also need their own accounts to access the games.


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