Click on any number to launch the unit of instruction. We
suggest that you do "Levels of Organization" first. After
that, sequence does not matter.
This "Cells Are Us" module
has five units of instruction The first unit is an introduction of the levels of organization in
living systems, followed by four other units based on the main
functions that cells must perform. Rather than discuss cells from the basis of
their anatomy (membranes, mitochondria, nucleus, etc.), we thought
it would be more interesting to emphasize what cells DO and why and how they do it.
Review of what a cell is.
the gallery of cell types
Map of Cell Module Organization
here if you want to review the short
biographies of famous scientists mentioned in "Cells Are
Us," "Organ Systems," and "Ecosystems."
Click here to see an index of common toxic hazards that are
explained in the various instructional units.
flash card self quizzing:
here when you have finished the lessons and are ready for
self-study using the Get Smart self-study test set. Note that you
will be prompted to download the Macromedia player software if it is
not already on your computer.
with the Outside World
Creating Energy for
the Cell | Coding
and Translating Instructions
Making Proteins "Machinery"
to do things
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Sponsored by a grant from the
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Teachers should visit the Teacher's Pages before beginning the instructional units. Access to Teacher Pages is password
here to get a password and to log in.
The Module is not intended to replace current
curricula, but the units will hopefully provide useful resources and
learning activities to complement and enrich current teaching
practices. The content is designed for middle-school students,
but some of the content may be useful in high school.
topics on . . .
explains the significance of the unit
summarizes the main facts
We Find Out" introduces
tools, methods, techniques
Hazards and their effects on cell functions
emphasizes history and famous scientists
self-study system, Get Smart!,
that operates like "flash cards," but additionally allows
the teacher to provide feedback on answers and scores automatically