Cells and Heredity
Cell Structure and Function
Mr. Jones explains Cell Structures in Part 1 of a video series
This is the second part of Mr. Jones's series on Cell Structures
This tutorial by M. Mitchell-Pellet is a good way to begin reviewing the parts of a cell
Cell Inspector from Harcourt School Publishers allows you to match up the parts of plant and animal cells
Sheppard Software has great games to review the parts of animal and plant cells
Use the Incredible Megacell game to review the parts of the cell.
Visit the Virtual Cell Web Page and be sure to take The Virtual Cell Tour
Explore Inside a Cell from the Genetic Science Learning Center (This site may be difficult to understand.)
Learn all about plant and animals cells from Cells Alive! (This site may also be difficult to understand.)
Watch bacteria and cancer cells grow in real time.
Use this microscopy site from Florida State University (FSU) to magnify a microprocessor chip, onion root mitosis and a superconducting wire
How does a scanning electron microscope work? Find out at this site from the Museum of Science.
This site from FSU allows you to adjust the focus, contrast, brightness and magnification of a virtual scanning electron microscope to view carpet beetles, diatoms, dust mites, fruit flies and ragweed pollen
Here's another example of a virtual microscope from Biomedical Imaging Group. Be sure to click "Launch Demo" in the upper right hand corner.
Use the Image Library Search to locate hundreds of spectacular pictures from Dennis Kunkel Electron Microscopy Inc.
The Biology Corner has an interactive quiz to help identify the parts of a microscope
Osmosis, Diffusion and Active Transport
View how salt affects osmosis courtesy of Dr. Giannini from St. Olaf's College
Investigate "How Osmosis Works" from McGraw Hill
Investigate "How Diffusion Works" from McGraw Hill
Investigate "How Facilitated Diffusion Works" from McGraw Hill
These animations from Wiley are meant for college students but everyone can learn something from them
Photosynthesis and Respiration
Sambal's Science Web has a great explanation of photosynthesis!
Sambal's Science Web also has a great explanation of cellular respiration!
This animation from W.W. Norton & Company introduces chromosomes and genes
DNA: The Instruction Manual for All Life
Take a Tour of the Basics at the Genetic Science Learning Center
Build a DNA molecule at the Genetic Science Learning Center
Now, you can isolate DNA from any living thing! Once you've finished the virtual lab, try your hand at a real extraction
Journey into DNA with this animated sequence from WGBH
DNA Workshop: You Try It
Need help with your vocabulary? Try this site from the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Click here to view Mendel's Discoveries at Harcourt School Publishers.
Conduct experiments just like Gregor Mendel's at Pea Soup
Watch this short video tutorial on Punnett squares from zeroBio
If you use Internet Explorer, practice your Punnett squares at zeroBio
Play Pass the Genes at this site from Nature
Use this site from the Vital Lab at Ohio University to practice your Punnett Squares
Investigate heredity at this interactive site on mouse genetics.
Help parents find their children at Chromosome Kindergarten
Here's another problem from the folks who brought you Chromosome Kindergarten
The Education Development Center, Inc. has created interactive activities covering many topics in genetics. In particular, be sure to check out Mendel's Peas, Dragons and Punnett Squares!
Here's a test for color blindness
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