Are Fruits And Vegetables Really Made of Cells?
Students design and carry out an exercise to determine if a given fruit or vegetable is composed of cells. They dissect out sections of the fruit or vegetable, prepare stained slides, and make observations under a compound microscope.
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Cell Exploration Activities
Engage young biologists in exploring the mysteries of life with this collection of hands-on activities. Enlisting the help of numerous digital resources, students get an up-close look at the structure of plant and animal cells as they...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Cells, Genetics, and Biotechnology
For scholars tired of reading the textbook, this unit includes nine hands-on lessons. Through group work, lab activities, experiments, and even one inquiry-based lesson, scholars apply knowledge about cells, genetics, and biotechnology....
8th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Discovering DNA: The Recipe for Life
A pinch of adenine, a dash of thymine and ta-da, you have life! Well, it's not quite that simple, but through this series of activities and experiments young scientists learn about the structure of DNA and how it contains the recipe for...
4th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Why Tomatoes are Fruits, and Strawberries aren't Berries
Berries are fruits that come from a single ovary with multiple seeds. Video explains how produce is classified based on what part of the plant it comes from. It covers vegetables, fruit, nuts, and subsets of each. It also stresses that...
4 mins 9th - 12th Science
A Tour of the Cell
Adult humans are made of around 40 trillion cells that can't be seen these without some really powerful microscopes! Learners tour both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, learning how their structures are similar and different, and then...
14 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable