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Explore cell structure and function in a whole new way with Cell Quest. With investigations enhanced by Augmented Reality, students can engage with three-dimensional animal and plant cells right in the classroom. With 8 board games, Cell Quest allows students to model specialized cells carrying out specific functions and practice, making connections between the structures and functions of cells. Incorporate the ConCELLtration Matching Game into the module, or play independently for additional reinforcement. All of these features are supported by graduated investigations for differentiated instruction—allowing you to teach every investigation at three distinct levels of detail and difficulty in the same classroom.

Concepts Covered

  • Animal cell structure and function
  • Organelle structure and function
  • Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell compare and contrast
  • Cell membrane structure and function
  • Cell Theory
  • Cell and organelle size and scale
  • Protists
  • Amoeba
  • Euglena
  • Paramecium
  • Microscopy and interpreting micrographs
  • Bacteria
  • Plant cell structure and function
  • Animal and plant cell compare and contrast
  • Specialized animal cell structure and function
  • Specialized plant cell structure and function
  • Protein synthesis and trafficking
  • Cell signaling

NGSS Connections

Cell Quest addresses the following performance expectations:

  • MS-LS1-1
  • HS-LS1-1


  • 4 Level A
  • 4 Level B
  • 4 Level C
Part Number Description Order Online
2000681 Cell Quest Full Module
(1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, LEARN Augmented Reality Access, 1 Equipment Unit, 1 ConCELLtration Matching Game)
2000682 Cell Quest Class Pack
(1 Teacher's Guide, Curiosity Place Access, LEARN Augmented Reality Access, 6 Equipment Units, 6 ConCELLtration Matching Games)
1601686 Cell Quest Teacher's Guide with Digital Access
2000676 Cell Quest Game