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1.2: Introduction to Lives of Cells

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12


  1. Building Blocks of Life
  2. Cell Parts and Their Functions
  3. Cell Activities
  4. DNA and the Genetic Code
  5. The Health of Cells
  6. Glossary


H. Craig Heller, Principal Investigator

Mary L. Kiely, Project Director

Text Author

Ellen Porzig

Activity Authors

Stan Ogren, Ellen Porzig, Geraldine Horsma, Marjorie Gray

Project Editor

Dennis McKee


Margy Kuntz for her review and edits of the field-test version of Lives of Cells.

Craig Heller, Mary Kiely, and Stan Ogren for their reviews of the final version of this unit.

Photo Credits

1 (top center), Dale Jackson/Visuals Unlimited; 1 (middle left), G.W. Willis/Tony Stone Images; 1 (middle right), Andrew Syred/Tony Stone Images; 1 (bottom center), Robert Brons/Tony Stone Images; 6, Ron Boardman/Tony Stone Images; 10 (top left), K. G. Murti/Phototake; 10 (middle left), Dr. Dennis Kunkel/Phototake; 10, (top right), CNRI/Phototake; 15 (bottom), CNRI/SPL/Photo Researchers, Inc.; 20 (top center), David M. Phillips/Visuals Unlimited; 31 (top center), K. G. Murti/Visuals Unlimited; 45 (top center), Mark Richards/PhotoEdit; 51 (bottom left), Dr. Tony Brain/Science Photo Library/Photo Researchers

Originally Published by Everyday Learning Corporation

Everyday Learning Development Staff


Steve Mico, Leslie Morrison, Susan Zeitner


Fran Brown, Annette Davis, Jess Schaal, Norma Underwood

ISBN 1-57039-687-6

Stanford University's Middle Grades Life Science Curriculum Project was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The content of the Human Biology curriculum is the sole responsibility of Stanford University's Middle Grades Life Science Curriculum Project and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the National Science Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, or The David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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