Cell Parts

Cheek Cell Lab -   ocell_onion_220pxbserve cheek cells under the microscope
Cheek Cell Virtual Lab – if  you missed it in class
Animal Cell Coloring – color a typical animal cell

Plant Cell Coloring – color a typical plant cell
Plant Cell Lab  -  microscope observation of onion and elodea
Plant Cell Lab Makeup -  microscope observation of onion and elodea, if students missed the lab that day they can view a site with pictures to complete lab handout
Plant Cell Virtual Lab – use a virtual microscope to view plant cells.

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

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

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

Cell Processes

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

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

Osmosis in Cells - AP Lab 1, modified, using dialysis tubes and sugar solutions to observe water movement

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

Plant Pigments – AP Lab 4, modified
Photosynthesis Simulation – use simulator online to adjust light settings and gather data on ATP production
Acids and Bases - 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.
Enzyme Weblab – also looks at reaction rates, but is completed online instead of in the lab

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

Cell Study Guide

Cell Study Guide