This is a super fun cell parts review game! NO PREP! Print and Go! Students use strategy and their knowledge of Cell Parts to gain the most points and win the game.
Players take turns going back and forth, each connecting two dots with a line. If a player draws a line that completes a box, that player ‘captures’ the organelle described inside the box. They get the points assigned to that organelle (indicated on the game sheet).
The cell part description inside each box may be a sketch of the part (mitochondria, golgi body, rough ER, ad chloroplast), or a description of what the Cell Part does. Students discuss and confirm, and go back to their notes, to decide what cell part is described so they are sure they (and their partner) get the correct number of points!
Students quickly learn that some organelles hold more points than others, which keeps them focused and interacting with content as they consider each move!
Cell Parts included in the game:
- Cell Membrane
- Endoplamic Reticulum
- Golgi Body
- Cell Wall
Also part of this resource:
- Answer Key
- Google Slide set with visual instructions to show your students how to play
There are two versions of the score sheet. One sheet is for just one round of play between two students – Player 1 and Player 2. The other score sheet is designed for two rounds of play, where each student has their own sheet, which they carry with them as they play against two different people.
I usually set a timer, rather than letting them finish out the board. This adds a bit of ‘hurry’ to the game, students are more focused on gaining points as quickly as they can. Sometimes I offer candy or some other incentive to the top score or top 5 scores in the room for each round. My students love this game and ask to play it again and again!
Click here to see a preview of the Cell Parts Review Game!
What some happy teachers are saying about the Cell Parts Review Game:
My students loved this! Learning and having fun. – Mario V. October 24, 2021
My students love playing this game. They are so competitive when they play. – Anissa U. November 11, 2020
My students loved using this as a review for their biology unit. – Penny M. July 12, 2022
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