Striving for success without hard work is like trying to
harvest where you haven't planted.
~ David Bly

 Biology - Mrs. Kohli

Cell WebQuest

Welcome to the computer lab! Today you will be exploring many websites to learn about the different parts of a cell. You will need the paper booklet that we folded together in class. If you were absent, click here for instructions.  Refer back to this page at any time to review the instructions. Links to get you started are at the bottom of the page, and will pop up in a new window. Close each window as you finish with them.   Remember that neatness counts!  Here is what is expected of you:

  1. On one of the yellow sides of your booklet, draw a picture of a plant cell.  Label the parts all of the parts.  Don't forget to title it "Plant Cell".  Some of the sites have 3D cells.  If you aren't a good artist, choose another site
  2. On the other yellow side of your booklet, draw a picture of an animal cell.  Label the parts all of the parts.  Don't forget to title it "Animal Cell". 
  3. Label the inside fold-out sections as shown in this chart.  Leave them folded closed while labeling. 
    cell wall cell membrane
    cytoplasm cytoskeleton
    nucleus & nuclear membrane nucleolus
    smooth endoplasmic reticulum rough endoplasmic reticulum
    Golgi apparatus ribosome
    mitochondria chloroplast
    vacuole lysosome
    cilia flagella
  4. Open each fold-out section, and use the information on the websites below to describe what each organelle does in your own words and to draw a picture of that structure. If you can't figure out what it does from one site, look at another!
  5. Put a star by the parts that are only found in plant cells.
  6. If you have any time left, use the colored pencils to decorate your booklet.

Here are some links to get you going. They aren't in any special order, so pick any of them to get started.

All images and material copyright Kristen Kohli unless otherwise specified.