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Assessments (3) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress. Informational Materials (5) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (13) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (9) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


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Cells Alive
http://www.cellsaliv...
This site contains photographs and models of all types of cells and cell activity, including some movies of cell functions and other learning activities.

Assessments


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Labeling the Plant Cell
http://www.neok12.co...
The parts of the plant cell can be interactively labeled and point are generated for each correct response.

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Labeling the Animal Cell
http://www.neok12.co...
The parts of the animal cell can be interactively labeled and points are generated for each correct response.

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Know Your Cells
http://www.sheppards...
On this interactive site, students can play and interactive game by labeling the parts of a plant, animal, and bacteria cell. They can also take a quiz that gives the definition and they pick the correct word.

Informational Materials


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Chloroplasts and Pigments
http://www.ucmp.berk...
This page, part of the University of California at Berkeley's Photosynthesis web site, features information about plant cells and the photosynthesis process. This resource is referenced in the Science NetLinks lesson titled "Urban Ecosystems 4: Metabolism of Urban Ecosystems."

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Cells Alive- Comparing Plant and Animal Cells
http://waynesword.pa...
Comparing plant and animal cells with interactive parts of each cell

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Inside a Cell
http://learn.genetic...
Interactive parts of the cells. It covers the jobs of the different organelles. It also has teacher lesson plans.

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The Cell Theory: A Historical Perspective Webquest
http://www.schools.m...
Students research contributions to cell theory, construct a timeline of events (the webquest references Inspiration software for this, but any online timeline generator or paper and pen can be used), cite their sources, and answer conclusion questions.

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Cells and Organelles
http://biology.clc.u...
This website is an interactive site where students demonstrate knowledge of facts learned from direct instruction

Interactives/Games


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Virtual Plant Cell
http://www.life.uiuc...
This web page has an interactive eukaryotic plant cell that students and teachers can manipulate to see its component parts.

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Virtual Electron Microscope
http://school.discov...
Students will understand the following: (1) how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of life science and (2) the basic differences between plant and animal cells.

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Cells Alive- Comparing Plant and Animal Cells
http://waynesword.pa...
Comparing plant and animal cells with interactive parts of each cell

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Oil Immersion Microscope
http://virtuallab.nm...
This virtual lab walks the student through the parts of the microscope, how to set up the microscope, both low and high focusing of the microscope and conducting an oil immersion. The student views bacteria found in a yogurt culture. The student is also taught the clean up of an oil immersion lab.

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Microscope Tutorial
http://virtualurchin...
This site offers a basic microscope tutorial on microscope parts, focusing the microscope, adjusting the diaphragm and moving the specimen. The students can also compare viewing specimens under different types of microscopes.

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Introduction to Cells
http://www.neok12.co...
Flash cards are used to quiz students on the cells and the basic components of cells

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Get in the Lab! Bacterial Identification
http://www.hhmi.org/...
Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab to collect, study, and record different bacterial samples.

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Compound Microscope Tutorial
http://www.udel.edu/...
Students learn how to control lighting, pick a slide, switch objectives, adjust focus, and learn microscope parts with this virtual microscope. This is a great introduction or practice before letting them use a real microscope. Requires Flash 6 plug-in.

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Virtual Cheek Cell Lab
http://www.biologyco...
A link to a virtual cheek cell microscope lab to accompany the questions. A handout is provided. This activity requires flash player.

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iCell
http://icell.hudsona...
Explore cells and all their components in 3D. Rotate cells for different views. Available for PC, Mac, Android, iPad, and iPhone.

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Cell Diagram
http://www.cellsaliv...
This site contains interactive animations providing graphic roadmaps to the organization of these cell types, plant/animal and bacterial.

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Know Your Cells
http://www.sheppards...
On this interactive site, students can play and interactive game by labeling the parts of a plant, animal, and bacteria cell. They can also take a quiz that gives the definition and they pick the correct word.

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Solve the Outbreak
https://itunes.apple...
Become a disease detective working for the CDC and solve the next outbreak. This game engages the student in epidemiology. Task include figuring out how it started, how its spread and how to stop it.

Learning Activities


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Virtual Electron Microscope
http://school.discov...
Students will understand the following: (1) how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of life science and (2) the basic differences between plant and animal cells.

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Cells Alive- Comparing Plant and Animal Cells
http://waynesword.pa...
Comparing plant and animal cells with interactive parts of each cell

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Inside a Cell
http://learn.genetic...
Interactive parts of the cells. It covers the jobs of the different organelles. It also has teacher lesson plans.

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Oil Immersion Microscope
http://virtuallab.nm...
This virtual lab walks the student through the parts of the microscope, how to set up the microscope, both low and high focusing of the microscope and conducting an oil immersion. The student views bacteria found in a yogurt culture. The student is also taught the clean up of an oil immersion lab.

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Compound Microscope Tutorial
http://www.udel.edu/...
Students learn how to control lighting, pick a slide, switch objectives, adjust focus, and learn microscope parts with this virtual microscope. This is a great introduction or practice before letting them use a real microscope. Requires Flash 6 plug-in.

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Cheek Cell Lab
http://www.biologyco...
Instructions and evaluation questions for a cheek cell microscopy lab and general cell theory are provided.

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Virtual Cheek Cell Lab
http://www.biologyco...
A link to a virtual cheek cell microscope lab to accompany the questions. A handout is provided. This activity requires flash player.

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Cell Diagram
http://www.cellsaliv...
This site contains interactive animations providing graphic roadmaps to the organization of these cell types, plant/animal and bacterial.

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The Cell Theory: A Historical Perspective Webquest
http://www.schools.m...
Students research contributions to cell theory, construct a timeline of events (the webquest references Inspiration software for this, but any online timeline generator or paper and pen can be used), cite their sources, and answer conclusion questions.

Teacher Tools


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Compound Microscope Tutorial
http://www.udel.edu/...
Students learn how to control lighting, pick a slide, switch objectives, adjust focus, and learn microscope parts with this virtual microscope. This is a great introduction or practice before letting them use a real microscope. Requires Flash 6 plug-in.

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