CELLS AS A SYSTEM

H.B.2A.1   

NOVA RNA Virtual Lab 
Interactive  
Mutate base pairs to ensure proper folding of target RNA sequences. Learn the functions of tRNA, RNase, rRNA, mRNA, as well as the role of RNA in the origins of life and in viruses. 

Biomolecules 
Video 
Focuses on general functions of biomolecules: carbs, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, all can have important functions in the body. 

Biological Molecules—You are What You Eat 
Video 
Hank talks about the molecules that make up every living thing - carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins - and how we find them in our environment and in the food that we eat. 

H.B.2A.2

H.B.2B.1   

Animal Cell Coloring and Description
Activity 
Color code and write a description for each organelle in an animal cell on this worksheet before describing their basic functions. Note: this worksheet is not optimized for completion online and would be best used as a printed assignment. 

Plant Cell Coloring and Description
Activity 
Color code and write a description for each organelle in a plant cell on this worksheet before describing their basic functions. Note: this worksheet is not optimized for completion online and would be best used as a printed assignment. 

H.B.2B.2   

Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic
Video 
Provides examples of prokaryotes and eukaryotes before comparing prokaryotic cells with eukaryotic cells. 

Eukaryopolis – The City of Animal Cells  
Video 
Hank tells us about the city of Eukaryopolis - the animal cell that is responsible for all the cool things that happen in our bodies.  

H.B.2B.3  

Viruses  
Video 
Explore the lytic and lysogenic viral replication cycles. This video also discusses virus structures and why a host is critical for viral reproduction. 

H.B.2C.1   

Homeostasis and Negative/Positive Feedback 
Video 
Explore homeostasis with the Amoeba Sisters and learn how homeostasis relates to feedback in the human body. This video gives examples of negative feedback (temperature and blood glucose regulation) and positive feedback (events in childbirth).  

Cell Transport
Video 
Explore the types of passive and active cell transport. 

In Da Club – Membranes and Transport
Video 
Hank describes how cells regulate their contents and communicate with one another via mechanisms within the cell membrane.  

Active and Passive Transport: Red Rover Send Particles Over
Activity and lesson plan 
Students compare passive and active transport by playing a game to model this phenomenon. 

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H.B.2D.1   

Mitosis: The Amazing Cell Process that Uses Division to Multiply
Video 
The Amoeba Sisters walk you through the reason for mitosis with mnemonics for prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. 

Mitosis: Splitting Up is Complicated!
Video 
Hank describes mitosis and cytokinesis - the series of processes our cells go through to divide into two identical copies.  

Flow Cytometry
Video, diagram and background reading
All of our blood cells are made inside of our bones. In our bone marrow is a single type of stem cell that can give rise to all of the blood cell types. Each time one of these stem cells divides, one cell remains a stem cell. The other matures and moves into the blood, sometimes dividing multiple times along the way.

 

H.B.2D.2    

The Cell Cycle (and Cancer)
Video 
Explore the cell cycle and an important example of when it is not controlled: cancer.  

H.B.2D.3    

The Cell Cycle (and Cancer)
Video 
Explore the cell cycle and an important example of when it is not controlled: cancer.  

H.B.2D.4 


ENERGY TRANSFER 

H.B.3A.1   

H.B.3A.2   

Travel Deep Inside a Leaf
Video, activity and lesson plans 
Take a journey inside a leaf down to the molecular level to view photosynthesis at work. 

H.B.3A.3   

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H.B.3A.5    

University of Reading -- Measuring the Rate of Photosynthesis of Elodea
Interactive  
Measure the rate of formation of oxygen bubbles when a light source is placed at varying distances from a plant specimen.


HEREDITY – INHERITANCE AND VARIATION OF TRAITS 

H.B.4A.1   

Gene Expression Essentials
Interactive simulation 
Expression, mRNA, & Multiple Cells: Use models at different scales to explain the relationship between DNA, genes, and chromosomes. 

H.B.4A.2   

Mitosis Mover! 
Interactive 
Discover how the cell cycle works and how the interphase, mitosis, and cytokinesis allow you to make more body cells. 

H.B.4B.1   

H.B.4B.2  

Gel Electrophoresis
Interactive 
Sort and measure DNA strands by running your own gel electrophoresis experiment. 

H.B.4C.1   

Teaching Genetics with Dragons: Geniventure, Geniverse, and Genigames
Interactive  
Select alleles to control phenotypes, make predictions from genotypes, use meiosis to create gametes, and study inheritance by breeding baby dragons. 

Meiosis and Genetics
Interactive 
Topics covered: The connection between meiosis, fertilization and genetics, Meiosis, genes, alleles, chromosomes, phases of meiosis I and II (prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase), interphase, cytokinesis, homologous chromosomes, sister chromatids, fertilization, genetics, and etc. Also includes a worksheet to go with the activity. 

H.B.4C.2    

H.B.4C.3   

Snurfle Meiosis and Genetics 2 (Diversity and Dihybrid Crosses) 
Interactive 
Interactive game on meiosis and genetics (diversity and dihybrid crosses). Also includes a worksheet to go with the activity. 

H.B.4D.1   


ECOSYSTEM DYNAMICS 

H.B.6A.1   

H.B.6A.2   

Annenberg Learner Ecology Lab
Interactive  
In this simulation, students add producers and consumers to an ecosystem and control how the organisms interact to keep the ecosystem balanced. Students see each species represented graphically over time to quantitatively monitor populations and relationships. 

H.B.6B.1   

The Greenhouse Effect: Glass Layers & Photon Absorption 
Interactive simulation 
Use models of the carbon cycle, which include the interactions between photosynthesis, cellular respiration and other processes that release carbon dioxide, to evaluate the effects of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide on natural and agricultural ecosystems.   

H.B.6B.2   

H.B.6C.1   

H.B.6D.1   

California Academy of Sciences: Human Activities That Threaten Biodiversity 
Video  
Explains the many ways that human activity has impacted or is predicted to impact Earth’s biodiversity. Use this as a starting point to identify impacts for further research and to identify and design solutions.