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Cells Alive!

Cells Alive!

This site provides information about cell components (such as cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, cytoskeleton, cytosol, mitochondrion, chloroplast, peroxisome, lysosome, vacuole, etc.) and cell division (meiosis, and mitosis), as well as beautiful images in cell biology. Video and still pictures of various types of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells are included. A great animation on how bacteria grow and divide is an added plus for this site.


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Amanda Johnson
Amanda Johnson (Teacher (K-12))
4 years ago

This would be a great way for students to review material. 

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes
Crystal Peirce
Crystal Peirce (Faculty)
5 years ago
I use this resource as part of a WebQuest for non-major students to learn more about the Cell Cycle. I have students watch the animations and label the structures in a Mitosis diagram. It looks like they have added a few new features, including genetics resources which I will have to come back to as I teach that topic as well.
Used in course? Yes
Elizabeth Abanto
6 years ago
The qualities of the website are helpful resources for teachers.
Stefanie Galasso
Stefanie Galasso (Student)
8 years ago
This website is useful because of its' interactive qualities. Students will be able to use these to help with visual learning, also with learning and understanding where something is used. This will be highly useful for the classroom.
Harriet Mathews
Harriet Mathews (Faculty)
8 years ago
All I am getting is advertising rather than getting to the plant cell model. Boo How!
Harsha Sharma
Harsha Sharma (Faculty)
9 years ago

I found this site informative and easy to understand for students who have difficulty understanding the basics of the cell structure. I also refer students to this site who would like to refresh their memory on cell structure. Students love it!!

Used in course? Yes
Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
9 years ago

This site is great for better understanding of the cell and the processes involved.

Time spent reviewing site: I spent around 30 mins on this site.
Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
10 years ago

This is a super site to learn about cells and cell processes.

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: Spent an hour reviewing this material and it was fun!
Toy Smoot
Toy Smoot (Faculty)
17 years ago
I spent about 20 minutes browsing the site including the quiz on cell structure. The content is very useful for my microbiology course I will teach for respiratory care students.
It was easy to use.
Used in course? Yes