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A fantastic middle-school biology app from Emantras
Get to know all about cells, their structure, and functions with this great educational app
Welcome to a fascinating journey learning about cells, cell parts and structure, and their specific functions. Emantras has launched this new educational app, Cell and Cell Structure, that’s written for middle school students, and also provides a great review for high school students. Learn about life’s smallest unit – the cell. Students and teachers will appreciate the detailed 2D and 3D imagery, stunning graphics and in-depth content. Specifically designed for middle-school students, and offering a detailed review for high school students, this biology app is the perfect compliment to the life-science curriculum.
Cell and Cell Structure comes with three main menu options:
¨ All About Cells
¨ Interactive Activities
All About Cells offers you an in-depth understanding about cells, cell structure, the cell life cycle, individual organelles and their functions, and much more. Each topic engages users with a question format offering short, detailed answers. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells come alive through vivid imagery and engaging activities.
Through Interactive Activities, students can test their understanding by taking multiple quizzes, complete word search activities, and review detailed flash cards. Flash cards are a perfect way to review and retain material. Each picture contains concise information about cell types, cell life cycle, individual parts and cell structure. Word search challenges students to refresh their memory about different cell parts, and even help improve spelling.
Videos offer users a microscopic view right into individual cells and some specific functions. Visually stunning videos will capture every student’s attention and turn even the most boring lesson on cells into fun!
Bug fixes and improvements!
Ratings and Reviews
Great Production Values, Comprehensive
What We Liked:
Cell and Cell Structure is a very comprehensive app covering cell biology. From cell types, to cell reproduction, to relative scale and comparisons between single cell and multi-celled organisms, this app provides a solid and thorough foundation for understanding this building block of life.
The point-based way of presenting the factual information makes it easy and quick to get to the most important knowledge without plowing through a lot of extra text – making this a quick way to get to the meat of the subject.
The production values throughout are excellent, with vivid – nearly neon – diagrams and images of the microscopic components of cells, and the computer animation in the included videos is wonderful.
What We Didn’t Like:
Cells and Cell Structure isn’t as interactive as Frog Dissection, a favorite science app of ours from the same developer. That isn’t to say that this isn’t still a high quality app, it just isn’t quite as fun or engaging because it doesn’t have the hands-on-learning activities that the other does.
Cells and Cell Structure is a fine introduction to cells, their parts, reproduction, and much more. In fact, this app is an excellent primer – any student encountering cells for the first time will quickly be up to speed with this digital mini-text complete with vibrantly illustrated diagrams and computer animated videos.
Perfect to learn more about cells!
The more I discover apps for the iPad, the more I am impressed with what we can find. The Cell and Cell Structure is a perfect app to teach middle-school biology about cells and their structures. This app will help your child to discover the wonderful world of cells by simply learning through videos, 3D images and clear explanations.
At this moment in time, my kids are probably too young for this particular app. However, my ten years old has expressed the desire to become a doctor in the future so having this app will help him to understand and comprehend how cells works. What I particularly like about this app is that it presents various cells and explains the differences between them.
I like the presentation of the app as well. It is very different from what I have encountered so far and I am quite impressed with the 3D images included. Various videos are also part of the app. These videos will explain the mitosis in animal and plant cells and will transport you inside a cell (whether animal or plant). More videos will be included in the future as well.
The app is very interactive and you will learn quite a bit about cells with it. I am quite impressed with all the images included in this app. As I am writing this I have the Cell Theory page under my eyes and I can see the various components of the cells. The one from the human cell is particularly explicit and I recognize the various parts we have learned from our lessons last year about the human body. Quite interesting to see them in bright color and so well designed. I also like the comparison between the eukaryotic versus the prokaryotic cells. Though the sounds is a bit annoying, I love to see their differences with only one glance. And the way they have designed the Venn diagram is quite original too! At first you see the information in two circles but if you merge the two circles together, the information is reorganized to show which parts are similar between the plant cell and animal cell. It is well done!
Also included in this app are flash cards for revision, a word search as well as a quiz to test their knowledge.
In conclusion, the Cell and Cell Structure app is a great addition for your homeschool apps. Your student will learn quite a bit about cells and will more than likely know more than other biology students on them.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.