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Educational Games

This page features educational software designed by Media Productions (formerly The Leading Object). To order, or for more information, call us toll-free at (888) 750-4156 or 575-646-2748 or via email at

Treadsylvania, ATV Safety

Treadsylvania ATV Safety

In a forgotten land the minions of evil have returned once again. One by one, towns and farms have all fallen victim to these creatures. Only one stronghold remains: Tread-Sylvania. Safely ride your ATV through mysterious locations and defeat the horrible monsters to free the town from their evil grasp!

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Science Pirates: The Curse of Brownbeard

Science Pirates

Learning science processes and food safety has never been so much fun! Pirate Science builds awareness of food safety issues through better understanding of science processes. Games, songs and scientific experiments give youth a better understanding of the "whys" behind good food safety practices based on the national science standards. The entire adventure culminates in the hero (the player's character) helping the desperate crew solve and 'break' the "The Curse of Brownbeard."

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Math Snacks

Math Snacks

Math Snacks are short animations and mini-games designed to help learners "get it". Each snack presents a mathematical concept, particularly those addressed in grades 6, 7 and 8. Ideal for use in a classroom or on your own, they can even be placed on mobile devices for "homework". The accompanying print materials can assist learners in applying their conceptual understanding to math problems.

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The Food Detectives

Food Detective

Food Detectives Fight BAC! This entertaining site for kids ages 8-12 includes songs, activities and arcade-style games. Through playing to learn youth understand the importance of the 4 key messages in the Fight BAC food safety program: wash hands and utensils, chill leftovers properly, cook food to the proper temperature and separate cooked food from raw meat and juices.

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Nutrition Decision


This series of games helps middle school students make better choices when selecting food by better understanding nutritional labels, serving sizes and the importance of activity. Designed for middle school age children, this website helps foster better understanding of nutrition labels found on most packaged food, and also the importance of exercise.

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4-H2O: Replenish

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A community for youth to learn about water quality, water conservation and watershed issues. Throughout this site you'll find 4-H's "Exploring Your Environment" Grab-n-Go's and information on how youth nationwide are addressing water issues in their communities. Get started by watching the vodcast series "A Day Without Water" to learn more about how you can make an impact in your community!

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Water Ripples Board Game

Water Ripple Board Game

Move through the water cycle with questions from Agriculture, Science, and General categories. Play against yourself, or compete with another person or team to test your knowledge of the world of water around us.

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Water Ripples Game Show Quiz

Water Ripple Game Show

Earn dollar points with each correct answer to water trivia questions. You choose the category to win the most dollars. But watch out! Incorrect answers will cost you!

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Crazy About Corn (CD-ROM, and related materials)


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With games, songs and numerous activities, the Crazy About Corn CD is a great way to teach children the importance of corn. They'll learn different aspects of history, Native-American culture, scientific techniques and memorization skills, all while enjoying themselves. Along with the CD, there are educational resource books to supplement classroom learning, a video which supplies additional activites and the "Hot Buttered Hits and Songbook" which allows children (and adults) to sing along to their favorite Corn songs.

Choices In A Pack: Tobacco Education for Teenagers


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Choices In A Pack offers middle school students decision-making situations regarding cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Topics are presented with teen issues in mind: popularity, looks and peer group interests. Designed with the multicultural audience in mind, the five curriculum components include two computer animation games and four core classroom exercises.

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