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Gamify Science Instruction for Academic Gains
Gamify Science Instruction for Academic Gains

Gamify Science Instruction for Academic Gains

Based on Proven Pedagogy, Backed by Research


Research clearly supports game-based learning as a powerful tool for education, and Penda Learning proves it. Penda routinely sees significant student gains with just 30 minutes of practice per week — practice which can be done from anywhere with an Internet connection for ease with distance learning. Districts and schools using Penda effectively and consistently improve science outcomes because the platform is constructed on a foundation of research and pedagogy.


 Penda’s gamified, identity-based activities tap into both the emotional and intellectual functions of the brain to deepen students’ grasp of science concepts.
 Penda presents students with choices, which is scientifically proven to make them more likely to complete tasks and remember content.
 Penda employs Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to expand students’ skill sets and offer new challenges, literally creating new pathways in the brain.


 Penda uses Piaget’s scaffolds to allow all students to access prior knowledge up front, motivating them to move through higher levels of appropriate cognitive complexity naturally.
 Penda adheres to Vygotsky’s Zones of Proximal Development, offering challenges that expand students’ emotional and intellectual reach to encourage skill-building and growth.

Proof That Penda Learning Gets Results

Duval County

Results of a seventh-month study uncover a positive relationship between Penda use and student performance in Grade 5, Grade 8, and High School Biology mock assessments. READ >

Hillsborough County

Data gleaned from results on the Florida State Science Assessment show that Penda increases student success on high-stakes exams in schools and across the district. READ >

Miami-Dade County

Utilizing Penda as instructional support in select middle schools, Miami-Dade County boosts student performance on the Florida Grade 8 Statewide Science Assessment. READ >

Osceola County

Searching for a program to help teachers support students with differentiated science instruction, Osceola County found a solution — and improved assessment scores — with Penda. READ >

Orange County

Schools in Orange County use Penda to engage the “Facebook Generation” in science lessons that are equally fun and educational. READ >

Supporting Science Teachers in Reaching Every Student, Every Week

Learn why Penda Learning has been embraced by administrators, teachers, and students — especially now as more learning moves online.



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