8th Grade Cell Links:
ThinkQuest: Excell at Cells
Students can learn about animal and plant cells. Click on "Activities and
Bibliography" for puzzles and a quiz.
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.
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.
Cells Alive: Animal & Plant Cell
Click on a link to learn more about each cell part. NOTE: Site has a link to
The Virtual Cell
An interactive 3D website describing the parts of a cell and their function
Biology Website Links.
Some are interactive, others are informative. Many good sites to look through
US National Science Foundation: Biology Cell Tour
Well done interactive tour of the cell and its components.
Play alone or with a partner.
Make a Model Cell
This lesson about cells includes instructions for having students use
materials to represent the parts of cells.
Mitosis Flip Book
This activity includes pages to print out for students to make a flip book on
mitosis. This activity is in the form of a lesson plan for middle school