This awesome new learning game has just been added to BrainPOP and we just HAD to share it.
Your students can become wildlife DJs with Beastbox, an educational game that blends animals sounds and knowledge of their environments with some dope beats.
Wildlife DJ and beatboxer Ben Mirin travels the world collecting the voices of wild animals that catch his attention. Layering his own beatbox loops with his favorite animal voices, he makes music inspired by the ecosystems he visits.
Join the band (and don’t forget the headphones!)
Launch the Beastbox game and pick your band animals. They soon start to bust some sweet moves and beatbox together using samples of their real animal voices. All 5 will soon be cranking out a cool tune. Swap them in and out to see what sort of sound you can build.
But stop (hammer time)!
How do you unlock the special ecosystem tracks?
Do your research! Click the info icon next to each dancing beast to learn more about their real world counterpart, hear a recording of their voice, and most importantly, see which ecosystem they belong to.
Because to unlock a new ecosystem you need to group 5 animals from the same ecosystem into the same band.
There’s endless variety in the wild music your children can make and a whole world of animals to explore.
Other BrainPOP research resources
Take a browse through all our animals topics on our 'Diversity of life' page. Many of these resource collections will also discuss the evolution of individuals species.
To take a deeper dive into animal environments try our Ecosystems movie, and land topics, like Tundra, Rain forests, Land Biomes, Taiga, and Savanna. To see all topics related to this visit our Ecology and Behaviour category.