Cells and Life Science Games
In this series of games, your students will learn about cells and the vital functions they serve. The Cells and Life learning objective — based on NGSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research.
Scroll down for a preview of this learning objective’s games and the concepts they drive home.
Every living thing is made up of cells, the most basic unit of life. Unicellular organisms, like bacteria, archaea, and most protists, only have one cell. Even single-celled organisms are capable of all of the basic functions of life, including growth, reproduction, energy processing, responding to stimuli, excreting waste, and maintaining homeostasis.
Multicellular organisms, like plants and animals, are more complex. Their bodies consist of tissues, organs and other structures, each made up of many cells, that carry out simple and complex functions.
The two main types of cells are prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Prokaryotes, single-celled organisms with no defined nucleus, are the oldest life forms, including bacteria and archaea. Eukaryotes have a nucleus and are found in plants, animals, fungi, and protists.
A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.
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