Cell Explorers

Cell Explorers

The evil Mr. X released a dangerous virus and hid the antivirus formula inside the organelles of a cell! Special agent Luca has volunteered to be micronized and enter the cell. Help her search for the formula while Hooke, her partner, provides information about cell structures and their function!


5 - 8

Pre-Discussion Questions:

  • What is a cell?
  • What is an organelle?
  • What are the major parts of the cell?
  • What is a virus (if you don't know the definition, an example will do)?
  • What functions does a cell need to perform to survive?

Post Discussion Questions:

  • According to the game, what are five life functions of cells?
  • What is the difference between a prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell, and why did she think that this one is probably eukaryotic?
  • Explain what the following cell structures do: cell membrane, Golgi apparatus, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, rough endoplasmic reticulum, ribosome, vacuole, lysosome, cytoplasm, mitochondria, and nucleus?
  • Why does the cell create many mitochondria?
  • Have a debate - which organelle visited in the game do you think is the most important?
  • Use the images in the game to sketch the shape of each organelle?
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Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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