Cells: Plants and Animals
These sites describe the structures and functions of plant and animal cells. Zoom in on cells to see what they look like as the magnification of the microscope changes. Includes several images and some animated movies. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on mitosis.
ThinkQuest: Excell at Cells
Students can learn about animal and plant cells. Click on "Activities and Bibliography" for puzzles and a quiz.
Cells Alive: Animal Cell
This site can help you identify animal cell organelles and structures. NOTE: Site has a link to Google.
Cells Alive: Plant Cell
Click on a link to learn more about each cell part. NOTE: Site has a link to Google.
I Can Do That: Cells
This site has a lot of information about cells. It covers bacteria, plant, and animal cells as well as many other science topics. There is a link to science experiments and lesson plans. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Comparing Plant and Animal Cells
This page has a Venn diagram for students to compare plant and animal cells. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Make a Model Cell
This lesson about cells includes instructions for having students use materials to represent the parts of cells.
The Virtual Microscope
See what a leaf looks like under a microscope. Adjust the power levels and make the cells move or stay still. NOTE: The site has a link to a guestbook.
How Big is A ...?
Click on "Start the Annimation" then clicke the words to see the magnification change. This site helps students understand how small cells are.
BrainPOP: Cell Structure
Watch the movie and then take the quiz. NOTE: Site available by subscription only.
eThemes Resource: Cells: Mitosis
These sites explain the process of cell division called mitosis. See photos and video of actual cells dividing. Includes animations and diagrams of the process. There are online quizzes and games about mitosis plus class activities.