Ever seen a snail on the attack?

Cone snails do not have to swim–or even move much– to catch a fish like this Pacific half-and-half chromis (Chromis iomelas). Watch this amazing real-life video of a cone snail at mealtime.


The Featured Fish Eaters: Conus striatus followed by Conus bullatus

Learn how BioDive is used in a high school classroom

Heidi B shows NGSS alignment and how she uses BioDive


Use your science smarts to win Assassins of the Sea

Killer Snails: Assassins of the SeaThe goal of the game is to collect all of the three sets of peptides (the ‘Cabals’) by feeding, attacking and out-strategizing your competition. Just like scientists who go on expeditions to collect snails, and then conduct experiments to describe their venom peptides, you will collect snails and experiment to build the winning peptide solution.

You collect peptides by using snails to attack prey. To win, you must build a strong deck by acquiring cards to help you feed your snails, acquire peptides, and correctly guess the Cabals.

The first player to complete all three sets is the winner.

Build a Biome

Watch the video (with the original prototype cards) to see how to play!



In Biome Builder, budding ecologists discover diverse creatures across four distinct biomes: Amazon Rainforest, American Prairie, Sahara Desert, and Pacific Ocean. Players create food chains in this fast-paced card game but BEWARE! Action cards can upset the balance of these ecosystems. Race to build the richest food chains and ensure the survival of your biomes!