About the Game

You Make Me Sick! is a bacteria and virus learning game aligned to middle school science standards. Design pathogens to spread disease and infect a variety of targets. Take on the role of a virus or bacteria to infect hosts with progressively stronger defenses. Gain a deeper understanding of bacteria and viruses, including their anatomy, their function, and how they are spread.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain some of the ways that people can avoid bacterial and viral infection.
  • Describe the anatomy and functions of both bacteria and viruses.
  • Describe how bacteria and viruses reproduce and carry out life functions.
  • Evaluate how lifestyle choices and environments affect the immune system in the human body.
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Curriculum

Filament Learning curriculum is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, Common Core State Standards, and Benchmarks for Science Literacy. Each supplemental curriculum unit includes a Teacher's Guide with discussion activities, workshops, labs, and assessments. Students follow along with the included Student Guide, which allows for seamless communication between the lessons and the gameplay.

Desktop

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows XP or newer
BROWSER
Internet Explorer 9 or newer, Firefox 17 or newer, Chrome 28 or newer
FLASH
Flash Player 10 or newer
PROCESSOR:
Intel core series processor or equivalent
MEMORY:
2 GB RAM
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
BROWSER
Firefox 17 or newer, Chrome 28 or newer, Safari 5 or newer
FLASH
Flash Player 10 or newer
PROCESSOR:
Intel core series processor or equivalent
MEMORY:
2 GB RAM
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Chrome OS 28 or newer
PROCESSOR:
Intel core series processor or equivalent
MEMORY:
2 GB RAM

Tablet

Not currently available for iPad.
Not currently available for Android tablets.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3

    Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4

    Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6–8 texts and topics.
  • 6E/M3

    Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites may infect the human body and interfere with normal body functions. A person can catch a cold many times because there are many varieties of cold viruses that cause similar symptoms.
  • 6E/M4

    White blood cells engulf invaders or produce antibodies that attack them or mark them for killing by other white cells. The antibodies produced will remain and can fight off subsequent invaders of the same kind.
  • 6E/M6** (BSL)

    Specific kinds of germs cause specific diseases.
  • 6E/M7** (BSL)

    Vaccines induce the body to build immunity to a disease without actually causing the disease itself.

Purchase Options

Features Included

Edu

Ideal for educators (or players who prefer to play on the web)

Standalone

Ideal for players (or educators who prefer to purchase via an app store)

Requires Filament Account

Access to curriculum

Playable in a web browser

One-time Purchase

 

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