An autonomous self-replicating unit that may constitute an organism or be a sub-unit of multicellular organisms in which individual cells may be more or less specialised for particular functions. All living organisms are composed of one or more cells. 

ORGANELLES Description
Nucleus This is the control center of the cell.
Mitocondria This is the powerhouse of the cell, where energy is produced.
Endoplasmic Reticulum This transports proteins from the nucleus.
Golgi Apparatus This produces and packages protein.
Ribosomes Ribosomes are sites of protein production.
Lysosomes Lysomes are membrane-bound vesicles that are involved in intracellular digestion.
Vesicles & Vacules Vesicles & Vacules are membrane-bound sacs involved in the transport and storage of materials.
Microbodies Microbodies are membrane-bound organelles specialized as containers for metabolic reactions.
Cell Membrane This surrounds the cell.
Cytoplasm This is the packaging of the cell.


Monday - Nov 2, 1998 Animal Cell Activity Text pg.35 Questions 1-8
Tuesday - Nov 3, 1998 Cell City Activity Cell Term & Comparison Ditto
Wednesday - Nov 4, 1998 Cell City Activity Prepare for Presentation
Thursday - Nov 5, 1998 Cell City Presentation Study for Quiz
Friday - Nov 6, 1998 Cell Exploration Assessment No Work :)




Virtual Cell

Explore a virtual plant cell at this site. Students, you can zoom, turn and cut into the image in your browser window. YES!

Cells Alive

View wonderful videos of cell processes at this site: it is awsome!

Cells and Organelles

This site is full of graphics that makes learning fun!

Dictionary of Cell Vocabulary

Students this database will help with the biological vocabulary.


This web site is an overview on the types of cells and their characteristics. It also provides one with an excellent historical background of the cell.

MIT Biology Hypertextbook

Students, linking to this site will give you the tools to learn about cellular biology.

 Eukaryota: Fossil Record

The exhibits in this virtual museum deal with the fossil history of eukaryotes.

 BIOLOGY - Concepts& Connections

This site provides students with interesting science activities, quizzes and additional web resources.