Reach For the SunPlant Structure and Processes Unit

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About the Game

Reach for the Sun offers a unique perspective on plant growth and reproduction. Help a seedling grow as it struggles through the elements to pollinate and produce flowers. Defend yourself against insects and ensure your species makes it to another generation before winter arrives.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the life cycle of plants and how it relates to the changing of seasons.
  • Understand plant anatomy and its functions, as well as plant reproduction and pollination.
  • Understand how photosynthesis helps plants obtain the energy that is needed for growth.
  • Understand the resources that plants need in order to survive and reproduce.
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Curriculum

Each 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.

Desktop

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows XP or newer
BROWSER
Internet Explorer 9 or newer, Firefox 17 or newer, Chrome 28 or newer
FLASH
Flash Player 10 or newer
PROCESSOR:
Intel core series processor or equivalent
MEMORY:
2 GB RAM
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
BROWSER
Firefox 17 or newer, Chrome 28 or newer, Safari 5 or newer
FLASH
Flash Player 10 or newer
PROCESSOR:
Intel core series processor or equivalent
MEMORY:
2 GB RAM
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Chrome OS 28 or newer
FLASH
Flash Player 10 or newer
PROCESSOR:
Intel core series processor or equivalent
MEMORY:
2 GB RAM

Tablet

Not currently available for iPad.
Not currently available for Android tablets.
  • MS-LS1-4

    Use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
  • MS-LS1-6

    Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
  • LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

    • Plants reproduce in a variety of ways, sometimes depending on animal behavior and specialized features for reproduction. (MS-LS1-4)

    LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

    • Plants, algae (including phytoplankton), and many microorganisms use the energy from light to make sugars (food) from carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and water through the process of photosynthesis, which also releases oxygen. These sugars can be used immediately or stored for growth or later use. (MS-LS1-6)
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3

    Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
  • 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.
  • 5A/M2

    Animals and plants have a great variety of body plans and internal structures that contribute to their being able to make or find food and reproduce.

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Features Included

Edu

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

Standalone

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

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Access to curriculum

Playable in a web browser

Playable on Steam

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