Fields & Meadows EcoStudy Unit

The Cell - Internet Activity

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1.To observe most cells you will need a ...

Name a cell you do not need this tool to observe.


2. Who first used the term "cell"?


3. Use this table to compare a plant cell to an animal cell.
Use the illustrations to write the structures found in each kind of cell.
Cells: The Building Blocks of Life!






Which has more structures: an animal cell or a plant cell?


4. Harness the resources at Cells to answer the questions in section 4.

What is the cell cycle?


Plant cells have chloroplasts. What does a chloroplast do?


Chloroplasts contain a chemical called


Name the light related chemical reaction that occurs in the chloroplasts.

5. Organelles - write the function of each organelle. Biology4Kids - Cells site / Cells at Khan Academy




cell membrane






endoplasmic reticulum




golgi apparatus







cell wall



6. We do not use food's energy directly. Name the molecule most living things use for energy.


7. Plant cell walls are made of cellulose. List some ways people use cellulose.


8. Living organisms can be classified in to 5 kingdoms. (Use your online research skills to find an answer.)
Name them. Which are eukaryotes? Which are prokaryotes?


9. What is a genome and why is it so important? (What is a Genome? on youtube)


10. Watch - Stem Cells Breakthrough

How does the technological discovery resolve an ethical dilemma?

What are the dangers of this new discovery?


Career Considerations -
What do we call a person who studies cells? (Use your online research skills to find the answer)


The US Department of Labor predicts the need for people in different fields of work in the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
What do they predict to be the need for people in the cellular biology related jobs?


Select one of the biology related fields What is the salary range?


Select a field/job - What kind of training or education is needed for the job?


This work is released to public domain in honor of Rosalind Franklin, for her essential contributions to discovering DNA.


Explore more:

Watch: DNA from the beginning. Make a 20 question quiz that reviews the material in the videos.

Terrific online, free biology video tutorials at

A Matter of Scale

Interesting Challenges:

Size things down at How big?

Matching quizzes on cell organelles. Use them to review

Virtual Cell Animations

Microscope worksheet

Learn about the genius of Robert Hooke

Microscope Mania

Explore classification Cells: The Building Blocks of Life!
Cell crossword puzzle - pdf Emergence - do things organize without an organizer?
Math behind DNA NOVA - How Cells Divide
Do the Cell Type Frayer Model doc. | pdf Cell Division for Kids
Science Observation Skill Builders - Do one or more 4000 years of Women in Science

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