Cell Command Essential Questions

  • While you sleep your body is hard at work. How many cells did your body replace while you slept last night? Explain your math.

  • What happens during a cell’s synthesis stage?

  • Why do you think the cell continues to grow during the cell cycle? At what stage does growth stop?

  • What happens during a cell’s mitosis stage?

  • What happens if there is damage to a cell during the synthesis or mitosis stage?

  • How can a tumor form?
  • How can organisms, places, and ideas change over time?
  • Why should we compare and contrast organisms, places, ideas, and events?

Challenge students to reflect on these Cell Command essential questions before, during, and after game play, and encourage discussion on the relation between game-play and real life.