Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.
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This animation demonstrates the stages of mitosis in an animal cell. Use the control buttons in the upper left to run the complete animation. Click on any intermediate stage (for example, Anaphase), and see a representative still frame.
Try your hand at assembling the following animal cell jigsaw puzzle created with an image from CELLS alive! This puzzle is 32 pieces and generally takes a few minutes to solve. Have fun!
This is a great site to learn about apoptosis. It includes pictures, information, and links to other great sites on apoptosis. There is also a video that is available for download.
This website has five great astronomy activities! By engaging in these activities, you can learn about the Milky Way Galaxy, the Sun, the Big Dipper, and stars!
Try your hand at assembling the following bacteria jigsaw puzzle created with a Streptococcus image from CELLS alive! This puzzle is 32 pieces and generally takes a few minutes to solve.
Try this fun problem! In any group of six people, what is the probability that everyone was born in different months?
Welcome to the CELLS alive BioCams. In these BioCams, you will get to learn about cancer and bacteria cells. However, these are a bit different from "livecams" you might find elsewhere on the web - these repeat at daily or shorter intervals in order to convey information on biological rhythms.
This cell crossword puzzle uses vocabulary from CELLS alive! If you have trouble, use the "Search this Site" engine in the lefthand menu.
During development from stem to fully differentiated, cells in the body alternately divide (mitosis) and "appear" to be resting (interphase). This sequence of activities exhibited by cells is called the cell cycle. Watch this animation to learn more about each of the stages in the cell cycle: interphase, gap 0, gap 1, S Phase, gap 2, and M phase.
This cell structure crossword puzzle uses vocabulary from CELLS alive! If you have trouble and need a hint, use the "Search this Site" engine in the lefthand menu. Good Luck!
Play these two matching games from the Web Weather for Kids site to pair cloud images with their names/types! Developed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, this site requires Java.
Do you have a big decimals test coming up? Or are you studying for your standardized math test? This site is both fun and helpful! On this site you can review the following topics: place values of decimals, how to read decimals, expanded notation for decimals, and how to convert fractions into decimals. On this site you can also review how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. You will also learn about terminating and repeating decimals.
The Decimals Cruncher game will help you learn about decimal operations! You can choose to practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing. You can also pick how hard the game is. The game has 4 levels: easy, medium, hard, and killer. The Decimals Cruncher will keep track of your score. When you switch to a new operation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division), your score will start over again.
This site contains questions about earthquakes from students just like you! Mr. John Lahr from U.S. Geological Survey answered the questions and the information has been put up for you to read! If you hit the "back" button on this page, you can also play a word-search, a crossword puzzle, and try your hand at scrambled definitions.
The representation depicts convergent plate boundaries. The animation shows how continents can "grow" by accumulating crustal material along their edges at convergent boundaries. One can view the animation in full motion, or choose to view the animation in detail frame by frame.
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Phenomena and Representations for Instruction of Science in Middle Schools (PRISMS)
- Provider Set:
- PRISMS: Phenomena and Representations for the Instruction of Science in Middle School
- SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
- Jennifer Loomis
- Jennifer Loomis, TERC
- National Science Foundation
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This animation explores the forces and processes that deform rocks by creating folds, faults, and mountain ranges. You will learn how landmasses move, see the resulting deformation, and learn how this deformation relates to plate tectonics.
Looking for a fun way to learn about fractions? Playing this fraction game will help you to learn all about them. To play the game, you simply click on the target type of fraction while avoiding the others. The game includes three rounds and each round has a different target. The targets include: mixed numbers, fractions that are greater than or equal to one, and fractions that are less than one-half. Your goal is to complete each round in the shortest amount of time possible.
Use this geology Jeopardy game to review concepts in earth science with your friends! Don't forget to answer in the form of a question and scroll down to find out the correct answer.
This is a great site to help you learn about glaciers! On this webpage, you will learn what glaciers are, how they are formed, the different types of glaciers, their anatomy, how they move, and about glacial erosion. This site also has a model that helps you to understand glacial growth and retreat.
Watch this short video clip to learn more about the rock layers of the Grand Canyon. This video discusses the two sandstone formations that comprise the uppermost part of the canyon. The video also discusses how the two sandstone layers were formed.
Groundwater is water that occupies pore spaces and other voids in the saturated zone. Use this animation to help you learn the difference in water levels between a wet month and a dry month.
This game allows students an opportunity to identify different kinds of rocks based on an actual photograph of the rock as well as characteristics of the rock, which are also shown.
- Material Type:
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Provider Set:
- iCPALMS: A Standards-based K-12 Resources and Tools Pathway
- SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
- Date Added:
This animation contains three separate movies, each exhibiting the formation of igneous rocks in a different environment. You will get to see rocks forming from a deep magma chamber, rocks forming from a pyroclastic flow, and rocks from a fast cooling lava flow. Each movie concludes with a view of an actual hand specimen representative of each environment. The animation can be paused and rewound to stress important points.
In this section, see close-up pictures of the major rock types and learn about where different types of igneous rocks are formed, what style of magmatic activity is associated with each type of magma, and what rock types are melted to form each of these magma compositions.
Try your hand at this immunology crossword puzzle that uses vocabulary from CELLS alive! If you have trouble, use the "Search this Site" engine in the lefthand menu. Good Luck!
This cutaway view of Earth shows where some common rock-forming processes occur. There is also an animation that will illustrate the path of a rock moving through the rock cycle.
The Earth is made of concentric layers of rock with a core of iron-rich metal. This animation will help you to understand what causes the layered structure of the Earth.
You can make your own solar system on this website! To create your solar system, you need to add planets, asteroids, and comets. Have fun!
Make your own planet on this website! You can change the color of your planet and add land, water, trees, and weather. You can then name your planet and write a short story about it. For even more fun, compare the planets in our solar system with your planet!
This animation will help you to understand the processes and controls on mass movement. There is also a game to play to help to you learn even more!
Learn about a job as a chemist from the ChemHealthWeb site of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. See how people from all walks of life, from different countries and cultures, and with very different backgrounds had an interest in chemistry and chose it as their career.
This animation explores the processes and products of metamorphism and relates them to plate tectonics.
Try your hand at this microbiology crossword puzzle that uses vocabulary from Cells Alive! If you have trouble, use the "Search this Site" engine in the lefthand menu. Good Luck!
This site will help you to learn minerals! This module has two modes: an overview that takes you through some of the fundamentals of minerals and an interactive model that allows you to build your own virtual minerals.
Learn about the minerals in your everyday environment using this website! You will be able to identify minerals that exist in your bathroom, kitchen, study, and outside your house.
This mitosis crossword puzzle uses vocabulary from CELLS alive! If you have trouble and need a hint, you can use the "Search this Site" engine in the lefthand menu.
Put the mystery muscles into the right places on the body. This challenge requires Flash 5 and takes 5-10 minutes.