Science - Biology
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 OER Textbook for Utah SEEd Standards
The Utah Science Open Educational Resources (OER) textbook project was started to bring Utah teachers together to create a resource that aligns to Utah core science standards. The Utah Science OER textbooks are not intended to be curriculum as they do not include labs, assessments, or a teacher guide with answers. They are intended as a reference material for students with content to support teachers classroom instruction and help make sense of science concepts found in standards. This OER textbook is also available in other languages at https://www.uen.org/oer/index.shtml.
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In order to better understand the importance of effective cell-to-cell communication, students will examine various diseases in which faulty cell communication negatively impacts the entire community of cells and in effect, normal total body functioning.
Cell Respiration Activity
This interactive slideshow explains cell respiration. Along the way click on "practice" to test your understanding.
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.
Details, details! Everything you need to know about cellular respiration.
Do this virtual lab and play a game to learn about enzymes.
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.
Light and Plant Growth Virtual Lab
In this lab you can test different colors of light and see the effect on photosynthesis.
Make a Model Cell
In this lesson, students will compare a plant and animal cell and then make a model of a cell.
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 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
The Cell as a System
In this lesson, students will begin to understand the cell as a system by exploring a more familiar and tangible example of a system - a factory.
Virtual Cell Web Page
Excellent graphics are used to explain cell biology.
Water Chemistry Activities: Sticky Water
Explore cohesion, adhesion, and surface tension in this water activity.
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