EcoChains: Arctic Life A food web card game Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:05:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 a family-friendly card game Wed, 04 Oct 2017 03:06:33 +0000 build food chains and protect Arctic animals

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about us Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:22:31 +0000 About us

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how to buy Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:21:50 +0000 A great gift for parents, kids, teachers and game lovers — buy it now on Amazon!

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for parents Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:21:35 +0000 EcoChains: Arctic Life is a 2017 Parents’ Choice Approved Award winner, a family friendly game for all ages.

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Instead of other games that promote violence, the fun in Arctic Life comes from survival and stewardship — the challenge of building and protecting food chains.  Parents can play with kids, or children can play with each other — at home for family game night or in the classroom.

Parents’ Choice review:

“Arctic Life is a two-player educational card game that demonstrates the importance of understanding the struggle for survival in a rapidly warming Arctic. Players build an Arctic marine food web, learn about the importance of sea ice, and respond to ecosystem changes. Climate change is a complex issue; playing the card game shows the challenges, causes, and effects. A good supplement to environmental science classes.”


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for educators Wed, 04 Oct 2017 02:11:14 +0000 EcoChains: Arctic Life accurately models the effects of climate change on realistic wildlife food-webs. The game also shows the influence of human actions, such as the development of alternative energy or increasing carbon pollution.

Climate researchers helped design the game to ensure faithfulness to the underlying science. The game is fully aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. For students in upper elementary through high school, the game is a great way to teach about Earth’s ecosystems, human activity, and weather and climate.

Examples of Relevant Next Generation Science Standards  

3-LS4-4. Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.
5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.
MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
HS-ESS3-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
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