Gusty: The Gut Microbiome Card Game

This Gusty: The Gut Microbiome Card Game activity & project also includes:

Build up your gut. Groups up to four play a card game to learn more about the microbiome in the gut. Learners try to build a healthy gut with their cards. The player acquiring six microbes without any pathogens wins the game. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide microscopic views of different microbes from the digestive system
  • Study what actions a person can do that are beneficial to and harmful to their microbiome
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes students know about microbes within the gut
  • Includes multiple game options
  • Contains information about microbes in the game
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