Cells teaching resources

Worksheets and lesson ideas to challenge students aged 11 to 16 to think hard about cells (GCSE and Key Stage 3)

It is always fascinating to watch a Year 7 class observe their own epithelial cells under the microscope. This is the first time many will appreciate they are made from cells. Some struggle to grasp the scale or 3D nature of cells at first. The idea that an eye cell and a muscle cell contain the same DNA is mind boggling.  

Plant and animal cells

  1. Cell structure 
  2. Cell division 
  3. Movement across membranes