7th Grade Content
Below you will find a websites that are helpful for the topics that we will be discussing in class this year. The following topics will be covered in the order that they are listed on the page. Feel free to explore any topic at any time. I’ll also be giving away team point to any student that can find additional websites that can be added to the topics listed. You can pick up a website evaluation sheet in the student center at the front of class or download one by clicking here.
Animation of the scientific method - Animation from Glenco
Cell Parts and Discovery
Animated Cell– This website shows pictures of animal cells and give information about what each organelle.
Biology 4 Kids - This site gives you a tour of the major organelles of a cell and their jobs. There is a quiz at the end too! You will need to be able to identify all the organelle and their functions on our test over cells! So study up!
Osmosis and Diffusion
Diffusion Animation– This is a short illustration of how diffusion happens.
How Molecules Move – An animation of how molecules move in a liquid. Shows molecules are always moving from high to low concentration.
A Diagram of Mitosis - Just a picture and a short explanation, but it’s important that you understand it anyway!
Mitois Animation – This sites shows a computer animation explaining how 1 cell divides to create two cell.
Real Cell’s dividing – Watch as cells go through each of the steps of mitosis. These images were shot with a high resolution microscope camera so they are pretty cool!
Mitosis of an Onion Root Tip – This site explores the different phases of mitosis and gives you a better idea how much time cells spend in each phase.
Dr Saul’s Biology in Motion - Practice Meiosis and Mitosis at this interactive site
DNA and Genetics
DNAi – A website that shares a great deal of information about the structure of DNA and the process and people who helped to discover it. Be sure you look for interviews with the scientists and click the “put it together” tab in each section to use the interactive part of the website.
The Double Helix - An interactive website about the DNA structure, practice building the model here!
UNL Plant and Soil Science e-library - Tons of information found here.
Lesson on Genetics - Great animations for DNA below.
· Transcription – This animation shows how the DNA code is read inside a cell
· Translation – See how the complete process works here.
· Protein synthesis – Transcription and translation create a protein
Learn.Genetics – interactive website about DNA and protein synthesis from the Unversity of Utah
Punnet Square challenge - "I'm my own grandpa" song
Anatomy of an earthworm – from the University of Illinois
Worm Watch – Information about the role of earthworms and their habitat.
Cross section – illustration
Earthworm Dissection – Photographs of a real dissection from Cornell University
Anatomy of a Crayfish - Cornell University
Net Frog Dissection Page – Virtual frog dissection
Dissection Photographs - a real frog dissection from Cornell University
Animated Frog Dissection – interactive illustrations from McGraw-Hill
Frog anatomy details – use this site to discover the job of various frog organs
Other places to explore
Discovery Kids – Discovery channel’s website for kids
Help build this page by locating websites for the following topics:
· Bacteria (Archaebacteria & Eubacteria)
· Recycling & Composting (vermicomposting)
All suggestions can be sent to: email@example.com