The Cellular World


Module contents

Invite students into the fascinating microscopic world of cells

The 18 hands-on activities in Cellular World allow students to investigate cell types and cell organization, cell processes including osmosis and diffusion, how cells cycle energy, the cell cycle, and how cells reproduce and grow.

A comprehensive culminating activity asks students to develop a biochemical test for catalase, a cell enzyme. Students use their test to determine the presence of this enzyme in cells from the major kingdoms.

The Cellular World includes:

  • Investigation literature and student guide, comprehensive Curriculum Guide, and a Curriculum Resources CD-ROM with a virtual lab
  • Seven units of study (labs), each with 2-4 activities (18 activities total):
    • Unit 1: Cell Types and Organization
    • Unit 2: Cell Structure and Function
    • Unit 3: Cell Processes
    • Unit 4: Cells and Energy
    • Unit 5: Cell Reproduction and the Cell Cycle
    • Unit 6: Cell Growth
    • Unit 7: Comprehensive Inquiry Investigation
  • Posters on cell types, mitosis, and meiosis
  • Storage cabinet with materials for 40 students in clearly labeled drawers
1271974 Complete Module with Virtual Lab
1271980 Curriculum Guide
1288164 CD-ROM Network License
1306590 Refill Package
Physical Science Series I Sample Downloads
Unit Summary 65 KB Download
Objectives, Skills, and Vocabulary 68 KB Download
Program Features 1.13 MB Download
Table of Contents 44 KB Download
Materials List 63 KB Download