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.
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.
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.
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.
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.