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*** This EDU version of Water Bears is for educational institutions only. For access, sign up at glasslabgames.org. ***

Water Bears EDU is a 3D puzzle game that gives students hands-on experience with Systems Thinking concepts.

Each puzzle starts with a set of water bears that are sad, dehydrated, and desperately in need of some water! Players use pipes, along with spatial reasoning, color mixing, and systems thinking skills, to redirect the water until all of the water bears are hydrated and happy.

Water Bears EDU was built in collaboration with the Creativity Labs at Indiana University and is based on a prototype funded by the MacArthur Foundation. The game comes with real-time reports, a teacher’s guide, and sample lesson plans that can easily compliment or supplement your existing curriculum. These instructional resources help make learning visible, and are available on glasslabgames.org!

IMPORTANT: This app requires a GlassLab Games account to play; requires a persistent Internet connection; requires acceptance of GlassLab's Privacy Policy; and collects data through COPPA-compliant analytics technology (see Privacy Policy for details).

A standalone version of this game, that does not integrate with GlassLab Games, is also available in the App Store under the name "Water Bears".

What’s New

Version 1.0.2

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

ZeroGurl ,

Great game!!

Our science teacher has us do this in class and it is so much fun! I love it and the water bears are so dang cute!

App Privacy

The developer, Schell Games, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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