Estimated Arrival: Between Dec 08 and Dec 10. *ETA to USA Only
Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game transports players inside a human cell and puts them in control! In this biologically accurate worker placement game, players take turns directing the cellular action, like placing workers on available organelles and collecting resources. Players then invest those resources to build enzymes, hormones, and hormone receptors!
See the Ideas for Using Cytosis in Class (PDF) below for more details about the number of players for your learning environment, length of time for various activities, and appropriate grade-level activities.
Players: 2 - 5
Time: 60 - 90 minutes
Rodger recommends using Cytosis while covering the cell. This will take students to a deeper understanding to how a cell functions by seeing the processes in action. This will also give them a more concrete understanding of how several cell parts (organelles) work together in the cell. You can use parts or all of the game to help you students see the cell in a more interactive way!
How to Play
Cytosis: A Cell Biology Game, is a worker placement game that takes place inside a human cell! Players take turns placing workers on available organelles within a human cell in order to collect resources (such as Carbohydrates or ATP!) or take actions (such as purchasing Cell Component cards or translating mRNA into Proteins!)
Players use their resources to build Enzymes, Hormones, and Hormone Receptors and also to help detoxify the cell - all of which score health points. The player with the most health points at the end of the game wins!
Browse-Before-You-Buy EduGamer Resources*!
Downloadable Resources Included after purchasing Cytosis!Classroom Resources:
- Cytosis - Comprehension Handout (PDF)
- Cytosis - Vocabulary Matrix (PDF)
- All of our games resources include our "Let the Dice Roll" Supplemental Questions Activity (PDF)
- Cytosis - At-Home Learning Guide (PDF)
- Materials included in the classroom resources are also used for at-home learning, like the "Comprehension Handout," Vocabulary Matrix," and "Let the Dice Roll" activity.
*Resources available in other formats including Microsoft Word upon request.