Fantastic Cell & Science Animations!

July 24th, 2012 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Tuesday, July 24, 2012 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Cells Alive!

Age Range: 12 and up (younger children may enjoy various aspects of this site)

This terrific, ad-supported site offers free animations, interactive and colorful illustrations, amazing photography, and interesting text to help visitors learn about the many forms and functions of cells. It was developed by a photographer with 30 years of experience capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a featured cell animation.  Use the menu to explore categories that include:

*Cell Biology – Learn about the structure of plant, animal, and bacterial cells that includes interactive animation of mitosis and meiosis, and a quiz to check your knowledge on cell structure and function.

*Microbiology – Get familiar with viruses, bacteria, and parasites from E.coli to strep to HIV – and take the quiz on microbes.

*Immunology – Don’t miss the anatomy of a splinter, the workings of allergies and mites, making antibodies, and take the quiz on the immune system.

*Microscopy – Get the scoop on the latest techniques for cell imaging and research and visit The Crystal Gallery for some eye-popping microscope images.

Under “Interactive” on the menu, you can examine cell models, view an animation of the cell cycle, watch the “Cell Cams” that let you see in real time how long it takes for cancer cells and bacteria cells to double. Solve some puzzles and take some quizzes too.

You can also purchase CD-ROMS and downloads, but no purchase is necessary to access the free content. 

This is a “must see” site for anyone studying the sciences in grades 7 and up. Younger students will find aspects of it interesting too -parents can preview the site to determine which parts will be of the most interest to their kids. Bookmark this site to return often.

 

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