Learn about plants, cells, and seeds. Find out how science can be a fun activity. Read jokes and fun facts about plants. The sites include interactive games, quizzes, printouts, in class activities, and video files. There are links to eThemes resources about different species of plants, the structures, and functions of cells.
Here younger kids can build a plant online, read and listen to stories, and learn how to grow a plant. Click on the "What is Science?" link in the Experiments section to view a movie about how learning about plants can be easy and fun: all you need to do is just ask questions.
Here kids can use different tools to view, zoom, cut, and turn a virtual plant cell. Under the Search choose a chloroplast, thylakoid, mitochondrion, crista, or nucleus and then click on the image to enlarge it. NOTE: The site leads to websites with forums. NOTE: The site includes ads.
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.