Cell Structure and Function
The following links are related to the topics:
A. Compartments of the cell (cell organelles): Plants versus Animals
B. Cell Sizes
C. Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
D. Types of cells in the human body
Standard 1c: Students know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells
(including those from plants and animals), and viruses differ in complexity
and general structure.
Standard 1e: Students know the role of the endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi
apparatus in the secretion of proteins.
GREAT Interactive animated tutorial: Construct a
ORGANELLES and more: "Cells Alive!" Interactive
tutorials and images!
PROKARYOTES, ORGANELLES and more: Microscopic Images and Text
POWERS OF TEN!!!!!!!
ORGANELLES and more: A Clear comparison between Animal and Plant
SIZE and more: Wayne's world - all about cells, structure, size
VIRTUAL MICROSCOPE! A neat practice before the 'real thing'!
Sizes of different cells
Rough ER and Golgi: Protein synthesis and transport to the
Vesicle Shuttling between Golgi sacs.
ORGANELLES, VIRTUAL CELL Web home page - A popular sight amongst
Graphically speaking, there are better ones, but the index goes
Cell Organelles - Plant vs. Animal and links to each organelle.
ORGANELLES and CELL Specialization - How differnet cells in our
different inside, according to their function.
Protozoa - Information and short clips!
Bacteria - good photos under the light microscope with thorough
Virtual Cell Tour - Downloadable zipped software tutorial
Movies of Cells: Elodea Chloroplasts, Vairous Protists. GREAT!!!!
From University of Utah: More about estimating cell size.
An amazing animated video of the life and functions of a white
Even if you don't know what ever is going on, you cannot miss
complexity of the "protein dance" that is invovled in
traffic inside the
cell and outward.
The Amazing Cells in Motion video - with story telling by parts.
More videos of protists (including protozoa) and more!
Electron micrographs of various human body cells, with labeling
of specific organelles.
Organelles, Plant Vs. Animal cells, Cell Specialization - and
this with real electro-micrographs of cells and organelles.
About the endosymbiotic theory of eukaryotic evolution
Multiple pictures of each tissue/organ. Very thorough!
Electron Micrograph Atlas
Image Galery of BACTERIA: Colonies on Agar or under the
Gallery of cells on the move, from bacteria to protozoa.
Cell Specialization: Good source of pictures and illustrations,
plus some text (power point)
An interesting look at the complexity of the 'simplest' cells -
the prokaryotes. (They pride themselves as "we talk student")