Bongo BalanceChemical Equations Learning Game

$2.99 per 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.

About the Game

Bongo Balance is a chemical equations learning game aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. Manage “equations” of fruit clusters for a helpful bongo and a pleasant tapir, making sure they have the same amount of fruit. Add and subtract clusters to bring the amount of fruit into balance, similar to the way atoms must balance. As players advance, the balancing gets more complex - try to keep up!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand that atoms regroup and conserve mass through chemical reactions
  • Understand that atomic behavior can be represented in chemical equations
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Bongo Balance Chemical Equations Learning Game Curriculum

Curriculum

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.

Bongo Balance Chemical Equations Learning Game Teacher Dashboard

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 students need it most.

Desktop

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows XP or newer
BROWSER
Internet Explorer 10 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
PROCESSOR:
Intel core series processor or equivalent
MEMORY:
2 GB RAM

Tablet

OPERATING SYSTEM
iOS 7 or newer
DEVICE:
iPad 2 or newer
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Android 4.2 or newer
PROCESSOR:
Quad-core processor
MEMORY:
2 GB RAM
  • MS-PS1-5

    Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.
  • PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

    • Substances react chemically in characteristic ways. In a chemical process, the atoms that make up the original substances are regrouped into different molecules, and these new substances have different properties from those of the reactants. (MS-PS1-2) (MS-PS1-3) (MS-PS1-5)
    • The total number of each type of atom is conserved, and thus the mass does not change. (MS-PS1-5)
  • 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.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7

    Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually.
  • CCSS.Math.Content.7.EE.B.3

    Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.
  • 4D/M7a

    No matter how substances within a closed system interact with one another, or how they combine or break apart, the total mass of the system remains the same.
  • 4D/M7b

    The idea of atoms explains the conservation of matter: If the number of atoms stays the same no matter how the same atoms are rearranged, then their total mass stays the same.
  • 4D/M13

    The idea of atoms explains chemical reactions: When substances interact to form new substances, the atoms that make up the molecules of the original substances combine in new ways.

Purchase Options

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)

Access to curriculum

Access to teacher dashboard

One-time Purchase

Playable in a web browser

Playable on Chromebooks

Playable on android tablets

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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