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Using Pokemon to teach science

Lesson plans and activities available online.

A new in-school program uses basic characters and themes from Nintendo's Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl videogames to teach elementary and middle school students about science.

Nintendo of America, The National Institute of Aerospace, and Nortel LearniT have partnered for the new educational tools.

Now through December, a variety of printable lesson plans and classroom activities developed by NIA are available to students and teachers online.

"We're honored to have our characters take what sometimes may seem like dry topics and help make them come alive for students," said Nintendo of America's George Harrison.

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