So, how do cells avoid viruses? If you wonder, try playing the game CellCraft. It is a terrific game for middle school students or anyone. Check it out, give the Cellcraft team some props on their forum, and then tell me what you like about the game.
Immune Attack address more molecular detail, but we are trying to do essentially the same thing: teach people how cells actually operate at the molecular level. The world of the Cell is frankly a fascinating huge place and it should be explored in as many ways as possible, games, stories, videos, it is a rich place for storytelling with many many points of conflict… between cells and viruses, human cells and bacteria, DNA vs damaging radicals…There are endless stories to tell!
Congratulations to the Cell Craft Team! And thank you!
Dear Faithful Blog Readers. I need your help! Immune Attack the video game is best played with a mouse, but many schools have laptops with trackpads. Do you have an old two-button mouse laying around? If you send it to me, I’ll put it to good use! I’ll give it to teachers who are evaluating Immune Attack and don’t have mice for their laptops. Roller ball mice are fine!
The mice will get used for many applications! Send your mice (please pay for the shipping) to me at
1725 DeSales Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Thank you very much! Your help bring technology to schools is appreciated!
FAS Educational Technology Program is collaborating with Muzzy Lane Software to create a series of video games that help middle school students and teachers prepare for middle school science proficiency exams. The collaboration is intended to draw in teachers, students, game designers and anyone interested to contributing to the design of the games. Since middle school science covers a wide range of topics (Physical, Chemical, Earth and Life sciences) there is something to interest everyone. The collaboration is called The Clear Lab Project, and is funded by a SBIR grant from DARPA to Muzzy Lane.