•  How do the parts of living things help them to survive?
  • How do cells, tissues, and organs interact with one another and carry out life functions?
  • How can we use the scientific method to find answers to problems?

  • What is a “fair test?”

  • How can we identify problems to solve in science?

  • How can we investigate a problem we select?

  • Why is it important to make and follow a written plan or procedure when doing an investigation?

  • How do communicate the results of our investigations to others?

You can use these Microbes essential questions to help guide student thinking and assist students in making connections between game play and real life. Visit the Space Weather Center website to find more teacher resources for the Microbes game, including information on Amazing Plasmas. And check out our lesson ideas for more teacher tips!