Teacher's Game Guide

The POP-D Game Guide includes information on how to implement four online games to further engage students in the POP-D curriculum and extend learning. Although the games are independent from the lessons in the POP-D Teacher’s Guide, they work best as complementary activities.

POP-D Online Game Lessons

Virtual Brain Assembly Laboratory
Virtual Brain Assembly Laboratory Game

The Virtual Brain Assembly Laboratory online game allows students to review basic brain anatomy, including location and function of 14 parts of the brain. The game expands upon the content of Lesson 1, in which students learned about the amazing potential of the human brain, including the uniqueness and complexity of the human brain.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 14 parts of the inner and outer brain and identify the location of the parts
  • Understand the functions of 14 parts of the inner and outer brain
Neurotransmitter (NT) Match
Neurotransmitter (NT) Match Game

The Neurotransmitter (NT) Match online game allows students to review the process of neurotransmission and the effect of prescription drugs on neurotransmission. The game complements Lesson 2, in which students learned about brain chemistry, prescription drugs, and the risks of abusing prescription drugs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how neurotransmission works
  • Understand how prescription drugs can change brain chemistry
Opioid Time Travel
Opioid Time Travel Game

The Opioid Time Travel online game allows students to learn about the history of opioids. The game connects with Lesson 3, in which students learned the difference between prescription drug use and prescription drug abuse and the effects of opioids on the brain.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify eight historical events related to opioids
  • Understand what controlled substances are and why opioids are a controlled substance
  • Explain the significance of the discovery of the opioid receptor in the brain to addiction research
Brain Simulator
Brain Simulator Game

The Brain Simulator online game allows students to learn about how depressants and stimulants change brain chemistry. The game connects with Lessons 4 and 5, in which students learned about prescription depressants and stimulants.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe what depressants and stimulants are and how they change brain chemistry
  • Review healthy brain habits