1. Explain that many of the basic functions of organisms are carried out by or within cells and are similar in all organisms.

Animal and Plant Cell Model
__http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.swf__
This web site has an interactive model of an animal cell and a plant cell with their various organelles, with links to information on each organelle and its function.

Plant Cell Model
__http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/plntcell.htm__
This web site shows a model of a plant cell and its various organelles, with links to information on each organelle and its function.

Interactive Science Lab - Cells
__http://www.iknowthat.com/ScienceIllustrations/cell/science_desk.swf__
This interactive web site uses two simulations to help students understand the principles of plant and animal cells. The first simulation is an interactive diagram of a plant cell and an animal cell. Content-specific vocabulary is both labeled and spoken, including all of the major cell organelles. The second simulation is a virtual microscope that lets you see real images of various plant and animal cells. In addition to the simulations, you can click the book icon to read more about cells.
(Requires Flash)


Plant Cells
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/PCLLC/launch.html__
This online learning object uses clear explanations, diagrams, animation, and narration to teach about the names and functions of some of the structures found specifically in plant cells. There is also a short quiz at the end to review the material.
(Requires Flash)

Cells and Life Processes
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage4/biology/pc/lessons/uk_ks4_cells_life_processes/h-frame-ie.htm__
This is an excellent and extensive online tutorial about cells, using clear explanations, diagrams, animation, narration, and interactive quizzes. This tutorial covers plant and animal cells, their parts and organelles, tissues, organs, organ systems, diffusion, osmosis, active transport, and much more.
(Requires Flash)


2. Explain that multicellular organisms have a variety of specialized cells, tissues, organs and organ systems that perform specialized functions.

ReviseWise - Living Things - Bones and Organs
__http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/science/living/05_act.shtml__
This web site uses colorful animation, great explanations, and interactive games to teach about organs and bones and what they do. After the instruction, the students can take an online quiz to assess their understanding.

ReviseWise - Living Things - Moving and Growing
__http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/activities/moving_growing.shtml__
This web site uses colorful animation, great explanations, and interactive games to teach about bones and how they help different living things move. After the instruction, the students can take an online quiz to assess their understanding. Be sure to click the "Full Screen" button to make the activity larger.

Interactive Science Lab - The Human Eye
__http://www.iknowthat.com/ScienceIllustrations/eye/science_desk.swf__
This interactive web site uses two simulations to help students understand the principles of the human eye. The first simulation is an interactive diagram of the eye. Content-specific vocabulary is both labeled and spoken, including lens, cornea, retina, and much more. The second simulation involves using lenses to help correct nearsightedness and farsightedness. In addition to the simulations, you can click the book icon to read more about how we see.
(Requires Flash)

Interactive Science Lab - The Human Body
__http://www.iknowthat.com/ScienceIllustrations/humanbody/science_desk.swf__
This interactive web site uses two simulations to help students understand the systems of the human body. The first simulation is an interactive diagram of the body. Students can turn on and off any of the body systems to see them alone or with others. Content-specific vocabulary is both labeled and spoken, including major parts of all the body systems. The second simulation involves changing the speed of a walking child to see how that affects heart rate. In addition to the simulations, you can click the book icon to read more about the human body.
(Requires Flash)

Organisation in Living Things
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/OLTLC/launch.html__
This online learning object uses clear explanations, diagrams, animation, and narration to teach about different types of tissues and organs. There is also a short quiz at the end to review the material.
(Requires Flash)

Specialized Plant and Animal Cells
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/SPALC/launch.html__
This online learning object uses clear explanations, diagrams, animation, and narration to teach how different cells are adapted for their functions, including muscle, nerve, and blood cells. There is also a short quiz at the end to review the material.
(Requires Flash)

Specialized Cells in the Breathing System
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/SCBLC/launch.html__
This online learning object uses clear explanations, diagrams, animation, and narration to teach about the specialized cells in the breathing system, including the importance of cilia. There is also a short quiz at the end to review the material.
(Requires Flash)

Organ Systems
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/ORSLC/launch.html__
This online learning object uses clear explanations, diagrams, animation, and narration to teach how different organs work together in an organ system, and the functions of different organ systems in the human body. There is also a short quiz at the end to review the material.
(Requires Flash)

Cells and Life Processes
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage4/biology/pc/lessons/uk_ks4_cells_life_processes/h-frame-ie.htm__
This is an excellent and extensive online tutorial about cells, using clear explanations, diagrams, animation, narration, and interactive quizzes. This tutorial covers plant and animal cells, their parts and organelles, tissues, organs, organ systems, diffusion, osmosis, active transport, and much more.
(Requires Flash)


3. Identify how plant cells differ from animal cells (e.g., cell wall, chloroplasts).

Animal and Plant Cell Model
__http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.swf__
This web site has an interactive model of an animal cell and a plant cell with their various organelles, with links to information on each organelle and its function.

Plant Cell Model
__http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/plntcell.htm__
This web site shows a model of a plant cell and its various organelles, with links to information on each organelle and its function.

Interactive Science Lab - Cells
__http://www.iknowthat.com/ScienceIllustrations/cell/science_desk.swf__
This interactive web site uses two simulations to help students understand the principles of plant and animal cells. The first simulation is an interactive diagram of a plant cell and an animal cell. Content-specific vocabulary is both labeled and spoken, including all of the major cell organelles. The second simulation is a virtual microscope that lets you see real images of various plant and animal cells. In addition to the simulations, you can click the book icon to read more about cells.
(Requires Flash)

Cell Structure and Function
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/CAFLC/launch.html__
This online learning object uses clear explanations, diagrams, animation, and narration to teach about the names and functions of some of the structures found in plant and animal cells. There is also a short quiz at the end to review the material.
(Requires Flash)

Plant Cells
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/PCLLC/launch.html__
This online learning object uses clear explanations, diagrams, animation, and narration to teach about the names and functions of some of the structures found specifically in plant cells. There is also a short quiz at the end to review the material.
(Requires Flash)

Cells and Life Processes
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage4/biology/pc/lessons/uk_ks4_cells_life_processes/h-frame-ie.htm__
This is an excellent and extensive online tutorial about cells, using clear explanations, diagrams, animation, narration, and interactive quizzes. This tutorial covers plant and animal cells, their parts and organelles, tissues, organs, organ systems, diffusion, osmosis, active transport, and much more.
(Requires Flash)

3D Plant and Animal Cell Simulation
__http://www.forgefx.com/casestudies/prenticehall/ph/cells/cells.htm__
This real-time 3D model allows the user to inspect the structures of both plant and animal cells. The student is able to explore the entire cell from any angle as well as drill down to individual organelles of the cell for more information and a better view.


6. Describe that in sexual reproduction an egg and sperm unite and some traits come from each parent, so the offspring is never identical to either of its parents.

Tour of the Basics: Heredity
__http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/tour/__
This interactive web site explains many topics in genetics with clear explanations and animated slide shows. The topics include DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Proteins, Heredity, and Traits. You can also download the entire presentation for use offline.


Cell Fertilization
__http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/biology/pc/learningsteps/CEFLC/launch.html__
This online learning object uses clear explanations, diagrams, animation, and narration to teach about cell fertilization in both plants and animals. There is also a short quiz at the end to review the material.
(Requires Flash)


Punnett Squares
__http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/CURR/Science/sciber00/7th/genetics/sciber/punnett.htm__