Venn Diagrams - A Virtual Manipulative
This virtual manipulative represents three sets as overlapping circles. You can use it to represent set operations such as intersections, unions, and subsets.
The goal for each exercise is to shade the portion of the diagram corresponding to the given set.
You may begin by shading one or more entire sets (A, B, or C) and then clearing portions. When you have only the desired portion shaded, click the Check button.
There are more instructions to the right of the manipu
Types of Immune Responses: Innate and Adaptive. Humoral vs. Cell-Mediated
This is an overview of types of immune responses. The instructor explains the difference between innate and adaptive immunity. The instructor uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is dark with small writing, so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen'. The instructor is clear and easy to understand.
This is a video using computer animation that discusses what cell-mediated immunity is. Good sound quality. (03:04)
Anglo-Saxons - A Virtual Visit to Their Villages
A video of the ruins of an Anglo-Saxon village.
Scientists claim to have created first manmade cell
This is from Fox and explains the ramifications of a manmade cell. The newscast shows the many possible uses how manmade bacteria can be used to help society. A good way to show students what the future may hold.
Ancient Rome - Virtual Reality
A virtual visit to ancient Rome. There is background music but no narration.
A virtual visit to Ancient Rome
A virtual visit around Ancient Rome through the eyes of Google Earth. They take you around the forum and other historical places and they describe historical facts.
Chromosomes and Cell Reproduction
Teacher-produced slide show with detailed notes on chromosomes and the cell cycle. Discusses key chromosomes and specific abnormalities that may occur. No sound. Too much text on slides, but the pictures that are included are very good and illustrate the points made. Grades 9-12. Run time 04:05.
Cell Division In Lung Cells
Uses contrast microscopy to visual the process of cell division. Images in black and white with labeling and narration of what is occurring at each step. Grades 7-12. 58 sec.
The Cell Cycle
The cell cycle is a series of events that cells go through to
reproduce and create more cells. Learn about the stages of the cell
cycle with information from a science teacher in this video.
Interphase in the Cell Cycle
Interphase is a part of the cell cycle in which the cell
reproduces more DNA. Learn from a science teacher how interphase prepares a cell to split in half in this video.
Biology Cell Cycle
This brief video, while showing the various parts of a cell, shows how cells replicate and divide.
Cell Tour - Animation
This animation shows the basic components that make up the animal cell: Mitochondria, Lysosome, Rough ER, Smooth ER, Cytoskeleton, Ribosomes, Nucleus, Chromatin, Nucleoulus, Golgi apparatus - and gives a brief explanation - of the function of each. Run time 02:32.
How the Body Works: The Cell
Look at some of the parts of the cell, and see how they work together, to make this basic building block of all animal life - the cell. Key vocabulary words include: ovum, tissues, organs, nerve cells, muscle cells, liver cells, cell support, nucleus, DNA, RNA, cytoplasm, cell membrane, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, lysosomes, centrioles, and golgi complex. Run time 03:10.
Tour of the Cell
This tour of the Cell and the organelles withing the cell includes narration of each organelle as well as its job decription. Run time 03:09.
Journey Inside a Cell
This video uses computer animation to give a very detailed, well-done animated and narrated description of a journey through a cell. A small portion of the whole video. Run time 03:35.
Plant and Animal Cell Overview: The Basics
This is an outstanding video of an overview of cell biology. The information given is clearly presented with two screens for many sections of the video. For high school students.
Parts of a Cell
The instructor uses the Paint program as his 'chalkboard' to discuss the parts of a cell: nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, mitochondria, chloroplasts, vacuoles, and vesicles.
Anatomy of a Muscle Cell
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses the structure of a muscle cell. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.
The Basics of Biology: Cell Structure Overview
This is a brief, professionally-produced clip from the program Cells: The Structure of Life. This segment, using simple computer animation with 'live' microscopic images, explores the structure of the cell.