Cell Command Background Information

This game is designed to be used in inclusive science classrooms that have a diverse range of students, and will help students understand the scientific theory of cells and their functions. Here are some game objectives to keep in mind:

1. Investigate and explain the components of the scientific theory of cells (cell theory): all organisms are composed of cells (single-celled or multi-cellular), all cells come from pre-existing cells, and cells are the basic unit of life.

2. Identify structures and functions of major organelles of animal cells, including cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles.

3. Describe the functions performed by cells to sustain a living organism, e.g., division to produce more cells, taking in nutrients, releasing waste, using energy to do work, and producing materials the organism needs.

4. Relate the structure of a specialized cell to the function that the cell performs.

Want to know more about how this game aligns to state-mandated educational standards? Click the ‘View Standards’ button on the Filament Games website.