Hi there. It's me, your boss. The head scientist of these parts. But, of course, you already knew that. Listen, I'll cut right to the chase here. You've been given a very dangerous task. The Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic cells have been at war for decades. Thanks to our new shrink ray, you're able to go undercover as a cell and find out how their organelle armies work in order to find a way to stop the war. The lives of many cells are in your hands. I'll be with you on the radio the whole time, but you need to be careful. If the organelles catch onto our plan... it will only make things worse. Take caution on this mission, soldier. We're counting on you!
HIGHWAY TO CELL
The Very Epic RPG Game
HOW TO PLAY:
* Go undercover as an organelle and find out as much info as you can about the cell war.
* Don't let the organelles catch onto your plan!
* Click the speaker icon if you see one to hear a radio message from your boss.
* Stop the war and help the cells make peace.
* Good luck!
* Welcome! I’m Ricky the Ribosome! Come with me, I’ll show you around!
* You're in a eukaryotic cell: the best cell there is! I'm so glad you chose to come here instead of going to check out those gross prokaryotic cells. They may seem tougher than us, but that's only because they're meaner. Trust me, you don't want to get involved with them. They're very stubborn-- always feeling like they can do everything on their own. That's why prokaryotes only have one cell in them. Eukaryotes have more than one cell because we like to work together. Oh, which reminds me... let me tell you about the organelles that live in these parts!
( DNA )
( Cytosol )
( Cell membrane )
* Cells have many different organelles, each doing their own special job! For example, we ribosomes make proteins that the cell needs to survive. I don’t like to brag, but we have a pretty important job. There are only four organelles, however, that are common in ALL cells, including prokaryotic cells. Those organelles are ribosomes, cytosol, cell membrane, and DNA. The cytosol is the watery substance that surrounds the cell. It helps materials move around the cell. The cell membrane is the protective covering on the outside of the cell that serves as a kind of moat. It keeps good things in and bad things out. We animal cells don’t have a cell wall like the Prokaryotic cells and plant cells do, but we’re thinking of building one. And, DNA is the genetic blueprint that makes the cell unique. Interesting, huh?