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Standard 2
Students will understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells that are made of molecules, come from preexisting cells, and perform life functions.
  • Animal Cell Mitosis Animation
    This animation demonstrates the stages of mitosis in an animal cell.
  • Animation: How Enzymes Work
    Watch the video and then take the quiz to test your understanding.
  • Biology Project
    Do you need a little extra help with biology? Need a tutorial to help you understand something? Find it here.
  • Cell Respiration Activity
    This interactive slideshow explains cell respiration. Along the way click on "practice" to test your understanding.
  • Cell Structure
    This interactive unit will introduce the user to prokaryote, animal and plant cells.
  • Cells Alive
    3-D images and cell cams will help you learn about plant and animal cells. Teachers, this site could be used as a teaching tool for your Spanish speakers. All information is available in Spanish. Good illustrations will help.
  • Cellular Respiration
    The steps in cellular respiration are colorfully shown in this video.
  • Enzymatic!
    Do this virtual lab and play a game to learn about enzymes.
  • Enzyme Action
    In this activity you will explore the effects of enzymes on chemical reactions and build enzyme-substrate complexes.
  • Interactive Cell Models
    Interact with these colorful models to better understand Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic cells.
  • Interactive Periodic Table
    Click on elements, families, groups and more to get detailed information in this table.
  • Interactives: the Periodic Table
    This interactive periodic table has links to atomic basics and an interactive quiz.
  • Light and Plant Growth Virtual Lab
    In this lab you can test different colors of light and see the effect on photosynthesis.
  • Organic Compounds
    This site explains organic compounds and gives you activities so you can investigate them for yourself.
  • Parts of a Cell Interactive
    Learn about both animal and plant cells with these colorful diagrams.
  • Photosynthesis
    This virtual lab allows you to measure the rate of photosynthesis. You can adjust the distance from a light source and see the change in energy production.
  • Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration
    The colorful graphics on this site will illustrate how photosynthesis and cellular respiration work.
  • Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration
    Use these colorful animations to learn about these topics.
  • Snurfle Meiosis and Genetics
    Interactive game to understand meiosis and fertilization and passing on of genetic characteristics

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