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Deals with Biology // Disease // Middle School
  body systems, biology, immunology, bacteria, viruses
Intended for 5th - 9th grade
Available on Web (PC/Mac)
Cost Paid
   
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You Make Me Sick!

In You Make Me Sick!, students take on the role of a pathogen and custom design their disease to infiltrate a variety of unique target hosts. As they progress, they must improve their infectious properties in order to infect hosts that have progressively stronger defenses (like antibiotics and stellar hygiene), ultimately learning about the anatomy and function of bacteria and viruses and how they are spread.

This game is designed to be used in inclusive science classrooms that have a diverse range of students (e.g., average and above average students, students with high incidence disabilities, English language learners, and students who struggle with reading). It is designed using the Universal Design for Learning framework, strategically aligned to key state standards, and formulated to integrate seamlessly with existing curricula.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Explain some of the ways that people can avoid bacterial and viral infection
  • Describe the anatomy and functions of bacteria and viruses
  • Describe how bacteria and viruses reproduce and carry out life functions
  • Evaluate how lifestyle choices and environments (e.g., tobacco, drug, and alcohol use, amount of exercise, quality of air, and kinds of food) affect the immune system in the human body
  • Collaborate with other students to generate creative solutions to a problem, and apply methods for making trade-offs to choose the best solution

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14.7 / 15
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4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5

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MT-Teacher

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I have played the demo version of this. Outstanding! I have a life science class and every fall we cover viruses, bacteria, and the immune system in a unit right around cold/flu season this would be a nice capstone next year or to use as in-unit content. Next we do structure and function of the cell and I have found Cell Command (will check out demo next). Then DNA, which I saw a post for a game regarding nucleotide repair... I teach a very advanced course for academically motivated middle school students. I often write my own curricula because texts and teaching materials have been so watered down, and student abilities so vastly underestimated over the years (this is even true of the at-risk students I have worked with, not just the advanced ones). I have to say, what I have seen so far (in the demo) is a good balance of solid science, engaging game content, great learning opportunity, and attainable learning objectives. The demo version has engaged my students so far, budget allowing I will purchase the full version for class next year.

Fun rating: 5.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

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15.0 / 15

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you make me sick

February 2, 2013

patriotstech

patriotstech
Player

A cool game that follows how you can get infected,learning about where infections are,then you can also see how your host will be infected by your diasese really cool game two thumbs up!!!!!!

Fun rating: 4.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

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14.0 / 15

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you make me sick

September 12, 2012

bam bam

bam bam
Player

very nice graphics

Fun rating: 5.0 out of 5

Learning rating: 5.0 out of 5

Science rating: 5.0 out of 5

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15.0 / 15

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