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White Blood Cells

Students use this resource consisting of nine slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how the white blood cells defend the body against disease. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Introducton to cells

Discover that all life is divided into two cell types. Learn about the difference between simpler prokaryotes, such as bacteria, and more complex eukaryotes, the group to which humans and multicellular organisms belong. See the amazing microscopic world teeming within a drop of pond water.

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Plant Cells

Students use this resource consisting of seven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the names and functions of structures found in plant cells. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Preparing Slides of Plant Cells

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how to prepare a slide of onion cells. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Specialised Plant and Animal Cells

Students use this resource consisting of nine slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify how different cells are adapted for their functions. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Building cells synthetically

A cell's own genetic material provides the instructions for how it works, but what if we could design our own set of instructions? Synthetic biology combines biology and engineering in the design of new systems and functions for cells. Watch this animated clip for an explanation of this new, innovative technology. See examples ...

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Cells and the molecules of life

Take a look at cells, and some of their components, starting from the very beginning of life on Earth. Speculate on the origin of the molecules of life and investigate how they combine to create the structure and function of cells.

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Specialised Cells in the Breathing System

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how cells in the mucous membrane perform their function. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Cell World - Google Play app

A good starting point to find out about cells. Discover some parts of a cell and their features by navigating the cell in 3D in a game-like environment. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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3D cell - iTunes app

Learn about the cell and its structures. Rotate the cell and zoom in on any cell structure. Learn more about how each structure functions and view videos from the live cell video library. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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3D cell simulation and stain tool - iTunes app

Learn about the cell and its structures. Rotate the cell and zoom in on any cell structure. Use the stain simulation tools to highlight various cell parts, view videos of live cells complete with descriptions and share images using communication feature. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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Using a Microscope

Students use this resource consisting of ten slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how to use a microscope correctly. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Mitosis - iTunes app

Learn more about mitosis (how cells divide) to grow and repair parts of your body. View photographs of cells dividing taken using light microscopes. Test your knowledge by completing the quiz. Free when reviewed on 12/5/2015.

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Allergies: a big overreaction

An allergic reaction occurs when the human immune system makes a mistake and responds to harmless things such as pollen. Watch this clip to learn about the role that antibodies, immune cells, receptors and chemicals such as histamine play in triggering an allergic reaction. See an animated diagram showing the immune system's ...

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Organisation in Living Things

Students use this resource consisting of eight slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the relationship between cells, tissues, organs and organ systems in multicellular organisms. The example provided is in humans. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Cell Fertilisation

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that fertilisation in humans and flowering plants is the fusion of a male and a female cell. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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Composition of the Blood

Students use this resource consisting of six slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to identify the components of blood and its role in transport. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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How does a virus work?

A virus is a pathogen that replicates itself inside the living cells of an organism. Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is an example of a viral illness. Find out what other illnesses have their roots in a virus and how we are combating these viral infections.

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Water and Mineral Salt Uptake

Students use this resource consisting of three slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand that root hair cells absorb water and mineral salts from the soil, and understand how they are adapted for this function. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

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The Male Reproductive System

Students use this resource consisting of five slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand the basic structure and function of the male reproductive organs. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.