Cell Structure and Function

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The Cell Structure and Function Enhanced E-book* explores how cells, the basic building blocks of all organisms, function as systems of organelles and associated structures in a dynamic equilibrium between their internal and external environments. The focus is on topics related to the structure of various types of cells, the molecular workings inside the cell, and the role of proteins as the main structural and functional molecules.

*Enhanced E-books are highly interactive, self-directed learning experiences designed to augment understanding of science content and pedagogy. These e-books include high-resolution images, animations, videos, interactive simulations, and embedded assessment.

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  • on Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:06 AM

If you have not yet tried e-books with your science curriculum, this is an excellent addition that you will find yourself using quite often. The NSTA e-books are developed in a way that it covers most, if not all, of your content standards. Students are engaged and interested. Each e-book includes videos, activities, review questions, and quizzes. What I love about this e-book is its ability to make the "invisible" visible. Before using this resources I had clips and video link everywhere. I would go back and forth to try and provide a visual for my students. Everything you need is in this e-book! The images of cells are superb in quality. The interactive videos are highly engaging and memorable when it comes to test time. These e-books are very easy to navigate for both teacher and student. I highly recommend them.

Alicia H  (Huntington, WV)
Alicia H (Huntington, WV)

  • on Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:17 PM

Cell Structure and Function is one of NSTA’s new eBooks. I found it to be a well designed resource that covers four science objectives: “The Basis of Life”, “The Cellular Factory”, “The Molecular Machinery”, and “The Most Important Molecule”. This book is beautifully illustrated with photos, graphics, and images found on every page. I also appreciated the fact that all of the lessons had audio to accompany the text. Teachers will be pleased with the “Common Student Preconceptions” that are found throughout the book. This helps them understand when their students may have a different understanding of the material. There were slideshows, animations, interactive visuals, and “Hands-on-Activities”. I found the interactive simulations very useful when I needed to demonstrate a concept. This eBook also included a “Search” button that allowed me to search for information using just a few key words. And the “Check Your Thinking”, found every few pages, provided my students the opportunity to answer discussion or short answer questions in more depth. Another great feature was the “Review What You Learned”. This feature provided my students, in a multiple-choice format, the opportunity to review the concepts they had just covered. As an assessment, a quiz is included at the end of each Science Objective. At the end of the book, teachers will find the correlation of the new NGSS standards, Science for All Americans, and Benchmarks for Science Literacy are discussed. I highly recommend this book to educators and students wanting an excellent and proven means to learn the content needed for curriculum and instruction about Cell Structures and Functions.

Sue Garcia  (Grapevine, TX)
Sue Garcia (Grapevine, TX)

  • on Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:20 PM

First, the layout and presentation of this e-book is beautiful and full of great and useful information. If helped me organize how I will teach these topics. The way I used it with my students is by showing the graphics in class and then used the accompanying questions to see if they got it. It is another visual way to add to the diversity of teaching tools to try and engage our students.

Joanne B  (Elk Grove, CA)
Joanne B (Elk Grove, CA)

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