Cell structures and functions are fascinating. Like a complex machine microstructures in cells work together to support life. Chloroplasts are tiny factories found in plant cells that are powered by solar energy and convert that energy into chemical energy that in turn is able to support all life on earth. The Plant and Animal Cells app introduces students to chloroplasts and many other fascinating structures found in plants.
In addition to plant cells, the app presents the key structures and functions in animal cells. For example, the nucleus or control center of the cell. The nucleus regulates the functions of other microstructures in the cell.
While using the app students will read about cell structures in both plant and animal cells. Teachers will like the comprehension quizzes that are available for each topic. For example a fill-in-the-blanks style quiz prompts students to key in the missing word in a sentence.
A true/false and multiple choice style quiz can also be selected as a follow-up to studying using other parts of the app. Percentage scores for each quiz are reported on the screen.
The section on cell reproduction explains the key steps in the process. A diagram is used to help students understand the various stages.
Plant and Animal Cells is available with a volume discount for educational institutions. Plant and Animal Cells can be purchased worldwide exclusively through the Apple’s App Store. It also available through Apple’s volume purchase program. Schools get a significant discount when purchasing multiple copies of Interactive Solar System Explorer. Contact Apple Education for more information about the volume purchase program. Please visit Ventura Educational Systems’ website for more information about this and other iOS and tvOS apps for education.