Look at the drawing of the two cells. a student labeled the parts to each cell.

Look at the drawing of the two cells. a student labeled the parts to each cell.

Cheek Cell Lab –   observe cheek cells under the microscope
Cheek Cell Virtual Lab – virtual microscope view of cells

Plant Cell Lab  –  microscope observation of onion and elodea
Plant Cell Lab Makeup –  can be done at home or at the library
Plant Cell Virtual Lab – use a virtual microscope to view plant cells.

Comparing Plant and Animal Cells – looks at cheek and onion cells

Investigation: What are the Different Types of Cells – survey of different kinds of cells, cheek, blood, onion root, leaf

Investigation: Exploring Cells – follow in the footsteps of famous scientists like Hooke and Van Leeuwenhoek by looking at slides of cork, paramecium (animalcules) and typical plant and animal specimens.

Animal Cell Coloring – color a typical animal cell
Plant Cell Coloring – color a typical plant cell
Prokaryote Coloring – color a typical bacteria cell
Cell City Analogy – compares a cell to a city
Cells Alive (internet) – view cells on the web
Cell Model – create a cell from household and kitchen items, rubric included
Cell Research & Design – research cells on the web, use computer to create your own cell
Cell Rap – song or poem to describe the parts of the cell

Label the parts of the cell – complex drawing showing plant and animal cells, and protein synthesis
Cell Labeling – simple cell drawing and complex cells diagrams are compared

Why Are Cells So Small? – measure the surface area and volume of boxes as a cell model

Cell Size Experiment – use agar and a basic solution to illustrate how fast fluids can diffuse into a cell, dependent on cell size

Cell Reproduction

Mitosis in an Onion – view picture, identify the stages of mitosis in each of the cells
Cell Cycle Label – label a picture of the stages of mitosis, identify parts of the cell such as the centriole and spindle
Onion Root Tip Lab – view real cells with a microscope, requires lab equipment and prepared slides
Onion and Whitefish – view cells, if you missed the classroom lab; virtual version of the mitosis lab
Mitosis Internet Lesson  – view animations of mitosis; questions
Meiosis Internet Lesson –  view animations of meiosis, compare to mitosis
Cell Cycle Cut and Paste – students arrange words and draw arrows to illustrate mitosis

Cancer: Out of Control Cells – article describing how the cell cycle relates to cancer, includes questions

Osmosis and Diffusion

Diffusion – model diffusion using a plastic baggie, iodine and a beaker.   This article explains what happens.

Cell Membrane Transport – simple diagram shows how molecules enter the cell through diffusion, facilitated diffusion, and osmosis

Cell Membrane Images – work in groups to create captions and titles for images depicting the cell membrane and transport across it.

Case Study: Cystic Fibrosis – for AP Biology, examines the role of cell membrane proteins in clearing mucus from the lungs.

Observing Osmosis – use an egg, vinegar, corn syrup, will take a few days
Salt and Elodea – quick lab to observe the effects of salt water on elodea cells

Diffusion and Osmosis Crossword Puzzle – vocabulary review
Diffusion and Osmosis Review Guide – with questions, definitions and images

Osmosis in Cells 

Look at the drawing of the two cells. a student labeled the parts to each cell.
– AP Lab 1, modified, using dialysis tubes and sugar solutions to observe water movement

Look at the drawing of the two cells. a student labeled the parts to each cell.

Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis and Respiration Model – image shows the two processes are connected; students answer questions related to a graphi

Chemiosmosis Coloring – color the membrane and the steps involved in the production of ATP
Converting Light Energy into Chemical Energy – label of graphic of photosystems I and II

Cellular Respiration Concept Map – map of the steps involved in cellular respiration
Cellular Respiration – AP Biology Lab using peas and respirometers
Cellular Respiration Virtual Lab –  AP Lab that can be performed online

Case Study:  The Cyanide Murders –  explores cellular respiration and why we need oxygen

Plant Pigments – AP Lab 4, modified
Photosynthesis Simulation – use simulator online to adjust light settings and gather data on ATP production
Photosynthesis Simulation – this simulator uses light and varying levels of carbon dioxide to explore rates of photosynthesis, replaces the waterweed simulator
Photosynthesis Lab – AP Lab, uses spinach leafs and light to measure the rate of photosynthesis. Oxygen bubbles cause leaf disks to float when they are exposed to light.


Acids and Bases

Look at the drawing of the two cells. a student labeled the parts to each cell.
– basic coloring showing how water dissociates into ions, pH scale

Enzyme Lab – use liver to show how catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water, bubbling is used to measure the reaction at different temperatures.

Virtual Enzyme Lab – this simulator allows the user to change substrate concentrations and pH levels and then observe reaction rates.

Organic Compounds – concept map, students fill in terms related to organic chemistry (carbohydrates, nucleotides..etc