MolecubesStates of Matter 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

Molecubes is a physical science learning game aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. Players can change a Matter Cube from solid to liquid to gas, change its level of flammability, or change a cube’s pH value to make it basic or acidic. Learn about the fundamental ways that matter can change by tweaking Matter Cubes to solve puzzles and advance through the game!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the various properties of matter.
  • Understand how properties of matter can be determined by that matter’s molecular or atomic structure.
  • Explain that phase shifts between solid, liquid, and gas states of matter occur due to changes in temperature and pressure.
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Molecubes States of Matter 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.

Molecubes States of Matter 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-PS1-2

    Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
  • MS-PS1-4

    Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
  • MS-PS1-6

    Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy by chemical processes.
  • PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

    • Each pure substance has characteristic physical and chemical properties (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it.
    • Gases and liquids are made of molecules or inert atoms that are moving about relative to each other.
    • In a liquid, the molecules are constantly in contact with others; in a gas, they are widely spaced except when they happen to collide. In a solid, atoms are closely spaced and may vibrate in position but do not change relative locations.
    • The changes of state that occur with variations in temperature or pressure can be described and predicted using these models of matter.

    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.
    • Some chemical reactions release energy; others store energy.
  • 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.
  • 4D/M8

    Most substances can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas depending on temperature.
  • 4D/M9

    Materials vary in how they respond to electric currents, magnetic forces, and visible light or other electromagnetic waves.
  • 4D/M10

    A substance has characteristic properties such as density, a boiling point, and solubility, all of which are independent of the amount of the substance and can be used to identify it.
  • 4D/M11

    Substances react chemically in characteristic ways with other substances to form new substances with different characteristic properties.

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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