Science Home Page

Cells

Readability Levels: easiest text to read = easiest, blue box reading at grade level = at approximate grade level, black diamond advanced reading level = advanced, black diamond advanced reading levelblack diamond advanced reading level = most difficult
Table of Contents
  1. Class and Lab Safety   6. Chapter Review and Tests
      Staying Safe        Reviews, Tests
  2. The Scientific Process   7. Videos and Images, Podcasts, and PowerPoints
      Scientific Process        Videos and Images, PowerPoints, News
  3. Observing Living Things   8. Fun and Games
      Characteristics of Living Things, Examining Living Things, Microscopes        Fun Activities, Games
  4. Cells   9. Webquests and Tasks
      What are Cells?, Cell Parts, Plants vs Animal Cells, Cell Theory        Webquests, Tasks
  5. The Cell Membrane   10. Miscellaneous Resources
      Transport, Diffusion, Osmosis        Doing Research, Misc., Translate, Careers
       
First build on this page. Suggestions and comments welcome.

1. Class and Lab Safety
Back to Top Staying Safe
blue box reading at grade level
1. Safety symbols - WHMI : pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Guideline for a safe lab (ScienceAware Communications, Inc.)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Safety contract: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
blue box reading at grade level
4. Mr. Thackwray's lab safety rules (SD#38 Richmond, BC, Canada)
   
   
---
2. The Scientific Process -Back to Top
blue box reading at grade level
1. Forming questions in science: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
blue box reading at grade level
5. Observations and field studies: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Developing a hypothesis: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
blue box reading at grade level
6. Scientific Method: intro plus 12 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Using models: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)
blue box reading at grade level
7. Studying cells and the Scientific Method (University of Arizona, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
4. Gather and evaluate information: pdf (McGraw-Hill Ryerson)    
       
       
     
 
3. Observing Living Things
Textbook pages 8-21

Back to Top Characteristics of Living Things
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
1. What is life? (University of Michigan, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Characteristics of living and non-living things (saburchill.com)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Characteristics of living things (Utah State Office of Education, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
4. Cells and systems (eduquest.ca)
blue box reading at grade level
5. How living things are structured: 11 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
   
blue box reading at grade level
6. the five kingdoms (thinkquest.org)
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
7. Kingdoms - images (University of Michigan, USA)
black diamond advanced reading level
8. How living things are classified (microscopy-uk.org.uk)
blue box reading at grade level
9. Kingdoms: 24 minute video - requires password (Discovery Education/United Streaming)
   
   
 
Back to Top Examining Living Things
blue box reading at grade level
1. Microscopic Imaging Station: 8 video explorations (Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Assignment discovery - cells: 24 minute video - requires password (Discovery Education/United Streaming)
black diamond advanced reading level
3. A world too small to see: pdf file (eduquest.ca)
   
   
 
Back to Top Microscopes
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
1. Basic safety (Utah State Office of Education, USA)
   
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
2. How to use a microscope (Davidson College, North Carolina, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Introduction to the microscope: PowerPoint Presentation (biologycorner.com)
blue box reading at grade level
4. How to use a microscope (Barbara Liang, Wisconsin-Online Resource Center, USA)
black diamond advanced reading level
5. Parts of the microscope (micrographia.com)
blue box reading at grade level
6. How to use the microscope (biologycorner.com)
   
blue box reading at grade level
7. Using specimen slides: 2 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
8. Applied microscopy - the vinyl record (micrographia.com)
   
   
4. Cells
Textbook pages 22 - 39

Back to Top What are Cells?
blue box reading at grade level
1. Cells are the starting point (biology4kids.com)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Cell function (biology4kids.com)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
3. Bell cell functions (thinkquest.org)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
4. Ten properties of cells (University of Miami, Florida, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
5. The cell cycle: animation (cellsalive.com)
blue box reading at grade level
6. What are cells like - an interactive whiteboard lesson (National Grid for Learning, Wales, UK)
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
7. A cell's perspective on size (University of Utah, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
8. Introduction to cells: 3 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
blue box reading at grade level
9. Cells - tissues and organs: 4 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
blue box reading at grade level
10. Understanding cells: 40 minute video - requires password (Discovery Education/United Streaming)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
11. Photosynthesis: animation (nodvin.net)
   
 
Back to Top Cell Parts
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
1. Cell anatomy (johnkyrk.com)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Inside a cell (University of Utah, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Cell explorer (Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
4. Cell anatomy (thinkquest.org)
   
blue box reading at grade level
5. Cell walls (biology4kids.com)
blue box reading at grade level
6. Understanding cells - the nucleus: 4 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
black diamond advanced reading level
7. Lysosomes: animation (McGraw-Hill, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
8. Biology - the living cell: 15 minute video - requires password (Discovery Education/United Streaming)
   
   
 
Back to Top Plant Versus Animal Cells
blue box reading at grade level
1. Is it a plant or animal? (Utah State Office of Education, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Plant and animal cells (Menlo School, Atherton, California, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Plant and animal cells (cellsalive.com)
blue box reading at grade level
4. Bacteria cell structure (cellsalive.com)
blue box reading at grade level
5. Animal cell or plant cell or bacterium cell (encarta.msn.com)
blue box reading at grade level
6. Typical animal cell (Gerald heins, Wisconsin-Online Resource Center, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
7. Plant cells and animal cells: animation (forgefx.com)
blue box reading at grade level
8. Plant cells: 2 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Cell Theory
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
1. Cell theory (thinkquest.org)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
2. Cell theory (University of Miami, Florida, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
3. Timeline of discovery and cell theory (University of Arizona, USA)
black diamond advanced reading level
4. How is biology studied? - from scientific method to theory (Indiana University/Perdue University, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
5. Cells and genetics - cell theory: 3 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
   
blue box reading at grade level
6. Levels of organization of cells (Utah State Office of Education, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
7. Cell specialization (edquest.ca)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
8. Cell differentation: 1 minute video may require registration - recommended (teachersdomain.org)
   
   
 
5. The Cell Membrane
Textbook
pages 40 - 51
Back to Top Cell Transport
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
1. Cell transport (Utah State Office of Education, USA)
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
2. Fluid movement in cells (edquest.ca)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Passive and active transportation: animation (Northland Community College, Minnesota, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
4. Cellular transport: animation (Wiley Publishers, USA)
black diamond advanced reading level
5. Molecule transport (thinkquest.org)
blue box reading at grade level
6. Passive transport: 4 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
black diamond advanced reading level
7. Endocytosis and exocytosis: animation (McGrawHill, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Diffusion
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
1. Diffusion (johnkyrk.com)
easiest text to read
2. Diffusion: video (psychology.wikia.org)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
3. Diffusion (The BBC, UK)
blue box reading at grade level
4. Diffusion and osmosis and "salt sucks" (biologycorner.com)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
5. Diffusion and rates of difussion (R. Nave, Georgia State University, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
6. Diffusion across the cell membrane: 1 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
black diamond advanced reading level
7. Maintaining equilibrium: 27 minute video - requires password (Discovery Education/United Streaming)
   
   
 
Back to Top Osmosis
blue box reading at grade level
1. Osmosis (Thames Valley District School Board, Ontario, Canada)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
2. Osmosis (The BBC, UK)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
3. Osmosis in fish (Palomar College)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
4. Osmosis and osmotic pressure (R. Nave, Georgia State University, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
5. Making fresh water from sea water: 6 minute video (howstuffworks.com)
   
   
6. Section Summaries and Chapter Reviews
Textbook pages 223-225
Back to Top Reviews  
blue box reading at grade level
1. Living organisms review: pdf - ignore page numbers (edquest.ca)  
blue box reading at grade level
2. Microscopes and cells: pdf - ignore page numbers (edquest.ca)  
blue box reading at grade level
3. Cell review (Utah State Office of Education, USA)  
blue box reading at grade level
4. Cells and systems - section 1.1 quiz (McGraw-Hill Publishing)  
blue box reading at grade level
5. Cells and systems - section 1.2 quiz (McGraw-Hill Publishing)  
blue box reading at grade level
6. Cells and systems - section 1.3 quiz (McGraw-Hill Publishing)  
blue box reading at grade level
5. Fluid movement in cells: pdf - ignore page numbers (edquest.ca)  
     
     
   
Back to Top Tests  
blue box reading at grade level
1. Living cell - video quiz: video - requires password (Discovery Education/United Streaming)  
     
7. Videos and Images, PowerPoints, News
Back to Top Videos and Images
blue box reading at grade level
1. Real cell videos (University of Utah, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
2. Fight or flight - how cells communicate (University of Utah, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
3. Interactive miscroscope - videos and slides (norweco.com)
   
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
4. Microscopic images (Exploratorium, San Francisco, California, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
5. Stereo photo micrography page (Wim van Egmond, NL)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
6. Biodidac - Images (University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
blue box reading at grade level
7. Insect images (Ken Wingle, microscope-microscope.org)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
8. Antigue microscopes and accessories (arsmachina.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top PowerPoints
blue box reading at grade level
1. Introduction to the cell (aworldofteaching.com)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Structure and function of cells (slideshare.net)
blue box reading at grade level
3. The cell (slideshare.net)
   
   
 
Back to Top News
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
1. Quirks & Quarks (cbc.ca)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
2. Discovery - earthlive (Discovery Channel, USA)
   
   
8. Fun Activities and Games
Back to Top Fun Activities
easiest text to read
1. Making cells (kathmitchell.com)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Cell inspector (harcourtschool.com)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Online microscope workstations (Mary Cain, rmcain.com)
blue box reading at grade level
4. Virtual electron microscope (discoveryeducation.com)
   
   
 
Back to Top Games
blue box reading at grade level
1. CellEV (thinkquest.org)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
2. Build a cell (bioscope.org)
   
   
9. WebQuests and Tasks
Back to Top WebQuests - Needs more. Your suggestiongs are welcome.
blue box reading at grade level
1. Cell webquest (Darrell Martin, Seymour Middle School, Indiana, USA)
blue box reading at grade level
2. New research on cells (McGraw-Hill/Glencoe Publishers, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Tasks
blue box reading at grade level
1. Characteristics of living and non-living things (saburchill.com)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Experiments: 17 pdf experiments - scroll down for details (microbeworld.com)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
3. Science activity - growing crystals (Mr. Thackwray, SD38 Richmond, BC, Canada)
easiest text to read
4. Animal cell coloring (smithlifescience.com)
blue box reading at grade level
5. Lab experiment - Diffusion of water with gummy bears (pslc.ws)
   
blue box reading at grade level
6. Microscope crossword (McGraw-Hill Publishers)
blue box reading at grade level
7. Cells crossword (McGraw-Hill Publishers)
   
   
10. Miscellaneous Resources
Back to Top
Doing Research
blue box reading at grade level
1. How to do research: the CMS approach see left side of page (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
blue box reading at grade level
2. The research process (Oregon School Library Information System, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
3. Primary vs. secondary sources (Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
4. Using Citation Machine (Avi Luxenburg, NIDES, BC, Canada)
 
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
5. Writing sentences (actden.com)
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
6. Writing paragraphs (actden.com)
easiest text to readblue box reading at grade level
7. Writing essays (actden.com)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
8. How to write an essay (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
blue box reading at grade level
9. Guide to writing a basic essay (Kathy Livingston)
 
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
10. Science Fair project guide (sciencebuddies.org)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
11. Science Fair - the display (Science Fair Foundation of BC, Canada)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
12. Exhibits for Science Fairs (Ohio State University, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top
Misc. Resources
blue box reading at grade level
1. Microbiology time (microbeworld.org)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Microscope lab journal: pdf file (greatscopes.com)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
3. Virtual scanning microscope: download (NASA, USA)
   
   
 
Back to Top Translate
blue box reading at grade level
1. Babel Fish (Yahoo)
blue box reading at grade level
2. Google Translate (Google)
   
   
-
 
Back to Top
Careers
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
1. What do Microbiologists do? (microbworld.org)
blue box reading at grade levelblack diamond advanced reading level
2. Microbe - career profiles (microbeworld.com)
blue box reading at grade level
3. Life science careers (biology4kids.com)
 
   
Check for library resources

 Originally created by Stewart Savard September 2008.
CSS Styles by Josh Porter SD71.
All rights to look and feel reserved.