games in educationUpdated 9-20-20

This is an exciting list–great simulations I’ve found around the internet. Some of the entries have more than one.

A note: some must be downloaded and a few purchased, so the link might take you to a website that provides access rather than play:

  1. Bridge simulation–build different types of bridges; perfect for 8th grade toothpick bridge replacement projects
  2. iCivics—experience what it means to be part of a democracy




  1. Adventures of Jasper Woodbury–fee based but great reputation for teaching math in a game environment
  2. ExploreLearning Gizmos–simulations in math and science

Problem Solving

  1. Choose your own adventure--great list from Larry Ferlazzo
  2. CSI Online Adventure
  3. Quandary–an ethics problem solving game from MIT