Cellular Respiration board game




NOTE:  This game is part of the “Mapping the Body with Art” curriculum, module 1.  If you already have access to module 1, then you don’t need this download.

This game is the most complex, yet most understandable, game about cellular respiration you’ll ever find.  It includes glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, and the electron transport chain.  Each of these three parts is on a separate paper, but all three papers connect to form the entire process.  The Krebs cycle is a carousel-type thing where your token sits on the circle and moves around.  In some parts of the game you answer questions to earn hops along the board.  The last section features a flat model of the E.T.C. where little candies represent electrons.  If you have an extended class period of well over an hour (such as block scheduling) you might be able to play the game in one class period, but if not, you might need to use two classes to play.  If you take a photo of the game board as it is when you have to stop playing, and have all players put any tokens they are holding into a baggie with their name on it, you will be able to pick up where you left off when to start to play again the second day.

This download gives you all patterns and instructions for the game.  (It is assumed that you have been studying cellular respiration already, so no explanatory text is provided.)

You will need:  Copies of the pattern pages (some printed in color, a few printed onto card stock), scissors, glue stick, tape, a pair of dice for every group of 2-4 players, small candies, a unique token for each player to move around the board.

If y0u have trouble figuring out how to play, here is an informal “how to” video I made about the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKKtBnVBVEM


The ETC section of the board: