How I Use It
I have students try the game as we begin the topic of Evolution and Natural Selection. I give a short questionnaire that allows them to explain what happens as they proceed though the game and then to search for some answers by reading through the informative text presented on the site.
Towards the end of the unit I have them play the game again, but this time to see if their survivability increases as they develop understandings of variation and mutation.
It makes for an engaging and memorable game for students to interact with, though it will not suffice as a single source of information on the subject.
The text is fairly straihtforward, but teacher would have to be prepared to give some support for ELL and Special Ed students.