Cell Biology Instructor Resources

In the fall of 2013, the PowerPoint lecture format for the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom was updated to eliminate most of the fill-in-the-blanks and add more critical thinking questions and animated lessons. Instructors who prefer the previous fill-in-the-blank format can still access these materials below.  Follow us on Facebook to stay updated.

  • NEW! Sample Cell Biology Syllabi 
      [8 week class: Version 1Version 2]

  • Intro to Cell Biology
   ​   [NEW Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Scientific Method
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank  PPT * Student Materials]

  • NEW! Chemistry Basics & The Periodic Table
        [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials]

FREE Cell Biology Virtual Classroom Teaching Materials

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Instructor's Corner
Is there a VCBC main page for students?

Yes! The VCBC Main Page is where you can direct students if you are teaching from the material in this Virtual Classroom, or you can more specifically direct them to the student materials page for each lecture topic.
Eukaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz
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​Virtual Cell Biology Classroom Instructor's Corner

Science Prof Online (SPO) is a FREE science education website. The Instructor's Corner offers fully developed cell biology and microbiology courses; materials currently used in real, live high school and college introductory science courses. 

This page is the Instructor's Corner for the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom (VCBC). 

Course materials for each lecture topic can be accessed below under "Student Materials", including:
  • PowerPoint lectures
  • study guide 
  • class note articles
  • practice test & review questions
  • exercises & assignments
  • microbiology photos
  • animations & movies
  • links to other micro education resources

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  • NEW! Chemical Bonds, Reactions & Notation 
​      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials

  • NEW! Chemistry of Solutions - Solutes, Solvents & Solubility
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials

  • NEW! Acids, Bases, Buffers & pH
  ​    [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials

  • Inorganic Chemistry 
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]

  • Diffusion, Osmosis & Active Transport
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]

  • Organic Chemistry 
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]​

  •  Macromolecules, Diet & Nutrition
       [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials]

  • Prokaryotic Cells 
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]

  • Eukaryotic Cells
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]

  • Enzymes 
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]

  • Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]

  • Metabolism: Anaerobic Respiration & Fermentation
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]

  • Metabolism: Catabolism of Proteins & Fats
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT * Student Materials]

  • Metabolism: Nutrition
      [Fill-in-the-blank Editable PPT or Student Materials]

  • Photosynthesis: Light Dependent Reactions
         [Editable PPT * PowerPoint Show * Printable PDF of PowerPoint]

  • DNA Replication 
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT or Student Materials]

  • Genetic Transcription & Translation 
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT or Student Materials]

  • DNA Replication & Gene Expression - Combo
         [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials]​

  • Cell Division: Mitosis 
      Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT or Student Materials]

  • Cell Division: Meiosis 
      [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Fill-in-blank PPT or Student Materials]

  • Cell Division: Mitosis & Meiosis - Combo
        [Critical Thinking Editable PPT * Student Materials]​

Virtual Cell Biology

You have free access to a large collection of materials used in a college-level introductory Cell Biology Course. The Virtual Cell Biology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including Power Point Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions and Practice Test Questions.
Endomembrane System of a Eukaryotic Cell, Mariana Ruiz
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