Cells: The Building Blocks of Life

Every organism is made of cells – they’re our fundamental building blocks. Their world is as diverse and complex as our own, with cells ranging in size, appearance, and function to create the life we see around us. The smallest cell discovered, for example, is 100x smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. On the other hand, the egg of an ostrich is a single cell that can weigh up to five pounds!

Cells:They are filled with tiny structures called organelles. Learn about these in this BioBox!

In this BioBox, you’ll dive headfirst into the world of cells. You’ll find critical organelles, discover their functions, and compare them between plants and animals. You’ll also learn a bit about a cell’s interaction with its environment and how they take in nutrients to keep you alive. You’ll get to learn about diffusion and osmosis along the way! We’ve known for a long time that our cells are constantly at work. Let’s take a peek into just how they do it!

Cells:There are so many different types! This is a microscopic image of cells inside the intestine of a mammal.

Let the epic experiments begin!

 What an adventure – we are so glad you have joined us! Please let us know about your experiments; send pictures, give tips for other BioBoxers, share your favorite results to Info@bioboxlabs.com or #bioboxlabs

Let the adventures begin!

Will you be joining individually or using school funding?