Deals with biology // cells
  Cellular Membrane // Structure // Organelles
Intended for high school
Available on Web
Cost free
Developed by SPONGELAB (external)
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Build-A-Cell is a drag and drop game to teach students about the organelles and organelle substructures within a plant, animal, bacterial, and fungal cell.

How to play Build-a-Cell

  1. Drag the first organelle from the tray on the right side

  2. As each organelle is placed in the cell, the next one is unlocked and the lock disappears

  3. Information on each organelle is visible on the left side, click on the organelle to view

  4. The lock and blue arrow indicates this organelle has a sub-structure that needs to assembled before it is placed in the cell a. Click on the organelle and a new window appears b. Drag the components into the centre window to form the sub structure c. Drag the new organelle into the cell

  5. Notice the interaction happening in the cell

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Dream Master

Dream Master

Pretty much a drag-and-drop game that doesn't require any more involvement, as any F-student could easily breeze through the game by just continually dragging and dropping components in the center screen, without any precision or knowledge required, and could breeze past reading the descriptions of each organelle. I'm afraid this game is too short, and incredibly boring. For teaching Cell Biology, there needs to be a game where the player can help simulate the organelles' functions, as opposed to just being told about them in a textbook-like manner.

Fun rating: 0 out of 5

Learning rating: 0 out of 5

Science rating: 4 out of 5


4 / 15

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Build a Cell

March 14, 2014

Guinevere Simpson

Guinevere Simpson

It's a really simple game: all the information about the different elements of a cell is given to you, the building proces is step by step and it's not possible to give incorrent information. That makes the learning value very little.

Fun rating: 1 out of 5

Learning rating: 1 out of 5

Science rating: 2 out of 5


4 / 15

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its informitive

September 23, 2013



the game is very informative but lacks the opportunity to mess up. you cant get anything wrong. it would be nice if the game had a level where we have to figure it all out.

Fun rating: 3 out of 5

Learning rating: 5 out of 5

Science rating: 4 out of 5


12 / 15

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