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 investigate the organelles that make eukaryotic life possible.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Complete these activities during a middle or high school life science on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Select some activities for students to perform in class, while assigning the others as homework
Classroom Considerations
  • A number of the activities require access to the Internet, which may require you to schedule time for your class to use the school's computer lab
  • Links are provided to a series of interactive websites for learning about cells
  • Worksheets include tables and diagrams that support students with recording the results of each activity
  • A couple of the included links are broken, but most of them are still functioning