CRRL Kids: Getting Cellular
Annotation:"In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind plant and animal cells."
Annotation:Cell division is the way in which organisms grow. Even when an organism is fully grown, some cells continue to divide to replace those that have become old or damaged. This book explores the complex relationship among chromosomes, genes, and DNA. It then examines the special form of cell division involved in reproduction, and how characteristics are passed on from one generation to another - so that a pig gives birth to piglets and not kittens!
Annotation:This one's for the science fair crowd: Science fair basics -- Grow baby grow -- The building blocks of digestion -- Clearing the air -- Be still my heart (but not too still) -- Eating chocolate for science -- Brain buzz-z-z-z-z -- Sneaker stinker -- Don't look! -- Stop and catch your breath -- The competition.
Annotation:"Bacteria and viruses are all around you. If they get inside your body, they can make you very sick. Fortunately, your body is built to keep illness-causing invaders out. If some do get in, special cells inside your body come to the rescue. They track down and destroy anything that might cause you harm. See how the daring cell defenders that make up your immune system keep you healthy. Are you ready for this microquest?" Other books by the author include Amazing DNA, Mighty Animal Cells, Powerful Plant Cells, and Ultra-organized Cell Systems.
Annotation:"You probably know that all living things need food to survive, including plants. So where do plants get their food? They make it themselves! This book takes you inside plant cells and shows you up-close photos of all the different cell parts. You'll also discover the secrets of how plants make seeds and how plant cells are strong enough to hold up giant redwood trees. You might be surprised to find out just how powerful plant cells are. Are you ready for this microquest?"
Annotation:Try this for information on cells, including diagrams. Also has a guide to writing a science report and giving an oral report. You will need your CRRL card number to use this database.
Annotation:Looks at how enzymes affect cells, as well as poisons, antibiotics, viruses, and genetic diseases. Has a good diagram of the E. coli bacterium. Created by: Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works.
Annotation:Looks kind of gross, but you can eat it! See how Jello, gelatin, and candy can illustrate the wonders of the cell. Created by: Access Excellence@ the National Health Museum.