Cell Survival Deluxe: School Version

Thomas Williams (Creator), Caroline Erolin (Creator), Muireann McMahon (Creator)

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Cells are the smallest units of life. The environment around cells is always changing. Cells need to adapt to survive. This curriculum linked game and lesson plan introduces the world of cells to pupils 8-13. But can they keep their cells alive?

This is a guide to how the cell survival resources can be used in a lesson and can be adapted as the teacher sees fit to do so. This lesson is aimed at 8-13 year olds, and fits into an hour long session. This Cell Survival Game has been adapted for use in the classroom and contains new and improved artwork. Accompanying videos and activity sheets complete the learning experience.

Learning Outcomes

– Cells are the smallest unit of life
– There are many different types of cells, and some examples of cell types
– Cells experience many dangers, and some examples of dangers
– How cells notice and defend themselves against dangers

Links to the Curriculum

– Health and Wellbeing: I am developing my understanding of the human body
– Languages: I can find specific information in a straight forward text (book and instructions) to learn new things, I discover new words and phrases (relating to cells)
– Mathematics: I am developing a sense of size and amount (by using the dice), I am exploring number processes (addition and subtraction) and understand they represent quantities (steps to finish line), I am learning about measurements (cell sizes) and am exploring patterns (of cell defences against dangers)
– Science: I am learning about biodiversity (different types of microbes), body systems, cells and how they work.
– Technology: I am learning about new technologies (used to understand how cells work).

Accompanying videos and activity sheets (available at https://dx.doi.org/10.20933/100001270) complete the learning experience.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBoard Game
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationDundee
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2023


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  • Cell Survival: Deluxe Edition

    Williams, T., Erolin, C. & McMahon, M., 26 May 2023, 9 p. Dundee : University of Dundee.

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