​​What Are the SPO Virtual Classrooms?

Science Prof Online offers FREE fully-developed science curricula, including the Virtual Cell Biology Classroom (featured on this page), the Virtual Microbiology Classroom, and, the Virtual Anatomy & Physiology Classroom, each with materials used in real, live high school and college science classes.

Endomembrane System Image

Virtual Cell Biology Classroom

from Science Prof Online

Drawing of An Animal Cell
Image of eukaryotic cell. For labeled diagram of same cell, click here.

  • Cells - song by They Might Be Giants
  • The Biology Project: Cell Biology, from University of Arizona

Instructor's Corner
Virtual Cell Biology Classroom Lecture Topics

Each title below is a link to all of the SPO course materials on that particular subject.​ New chemistry lectures have been added for Fall 2014. Instructors can find all cell biology lectures, old and new, on the VCBC Instructor's Corner page.

Topic 1 - Introduction to Cell Biology

Topic 2 - Atomic Theory & the Periodic Table

Topic 3 - Chemical Bonds, Reactions & Notation

Topic 4 - Chemistry of Solutions

Topic 5 - Acids, Bases, Buffers & pH

Topic 6 - Organic Chemistry Basics

Topic 7 - Prokaryotic Cells

Topic 8 - Diffusion, Osmosis & Active Transport

Topic 9 - Eukaryotic Cells

Topic 10 - Enzymes

Topic 11 - Metabolism: Aerobic Respiration

Topic 12 - Metabolism: Anaerobic Respiration & Fermentation

Topic 13 - Metabolism: Catabolism of Proteins & Fats

Topic 14 - Molecular Genetics: DNA Replication

Topic 15 - Molecular Genetics: Transcription & Translation

Topic 16 – Cell Cycle: Mitosis

Topic 17 – Cell Cycle: Meiosis

​​The Virtual Classrooms are organized by lecture into several topics, each lecture topic typically includes free:
  • PowerPoint lectures
  • study guide 
  • class note articles
  • practice test & review questions
  • ​homework assignments

The VBC offers 
homework assignments 
based on Radiolab podcasts. 

"Inheritance" Podcast
"Henrietta's Tumor" Podcast
"Yellow Fluff" Podcast

- "Inheritance"
Homework document

- "Henrietta's Tumor"
Homework document 

- "Yellow Fluff" 
Homework document

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Page last updated 5/2016

" What am I, Life? A thing of watery salt
Held in cohesion by unresting cells,
Which work they know not why, which never halt,
Myself unwitting where their Master dwells.
I do not bid them, yet they toil, they spin  
A world which uses me as I use them"

 John Masefield 
(1878 – 1967))

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