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This collection introduces fundamental concepts in cell biology using images of human cells from the Allen Institute for Cell Science.
About these activities
This collection of presentations and activities introduces fundamental concepts in cell biology using images of human cells from the Allen Institute for Cell Science. Topics include the link between cell health and human health, differences between healthy and diseased cells, using microscopes to take images of cells, cell image analysis and more. The teaching materials include ready-to-use slideshows for teachers to present, videos of Allen Institute for Cell Science cell biologists presenting the same material, and activities using the open data from the Allen Cell Explorer.
The Allen Cell Explorer is an open data set featuring tens of thousands of research-grade cell images. Students use open data accessible from the site for the activity, and the presentations feature additional images from these datasets. Students are also encouraged to refer to the Visual Guide to Human Cells, an interactive resource developed specifically for students that explores and explains the functions of cell structures.
INTRO TO MICROSCOPY LESSON PLAN
INTRO TO MICROSCOPY SLIDES
Healthy Cells, Healthy Bodies
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