Cell Zone logo with tagline: the leader in universal design learning tools
Cell Zone logo with tagline: the leader in universal design learning tools

Resources

     We will post a variety of resources from this page that can help you to understand our products, UDL, and how to apply for a local grant to get the funding to purchase our products.

 

Tradeshow Materials:

     Often teachers pick up our tradeshow materials and then cannot find them when they need them.  We have made some of them available here.

 

Cell Zone 2017 Product Sheet
This is our product listing along with pricing. Please contact us if you have questions about our products.
2017 Cell Zone Product Pricing Guide (Le[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [456.5 KB]
ABT Molecular Puzzle Review
This is the review of our Molecular Puzzles that was printed in the American Biology Teacher. The link to the journal article is also found below. We have been given permission to reprint this article for your convenience.
Cell Zone MP Rev.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
ABT Mitosis Sequencing Kit Review
This is the review of our Mitosis Sequencing Kit that was printed in the American Biology Teacher. The link to the journal article is also found below. We have been given permission to reprint this article for your convenience.
Cell Zone MSK Rev.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
ABT Exploring Carbohydrates with Bananas article
This is the article Dawn published in the ABT that describes how to use bananas to teach a variety of topics in your classroom-- from molecules to organ systems.
ABT7708_09_Tamarkin.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.2 MB]

Web Resources

  • The UDL Center:  This website is excellent for learning more about UDL.  It includes tutorials that step through the theory of UDL.
  • The National Science Foundation website.  There are a lot of really cool resources at the NSF, from wallpaper and screen savers for your computer to videos.
  • Daily science news from Science360.  This is a website put together by the NSF, so it has trusted content.  There's a cool image each day and a radio news program.  You can sign up if you want to receive a daily e-mail from Science360 from this page if you want.  There's usually something good every day.
  • The American Biology Teacher journal.  This peer-reviewed journal supported by the National Association of Biology (NABT) teachers is full of ideas of how to teach biology concepts.  Many articles are free, and all are free to NABT members.  It also published a classroom materials review of our Mitosis Sequencing Kit in May of 2011 and a classroom materials review of our Molecular Puzzles in April of 2012.

 

Video Links

Dynamic Cell Model Videos:

Molecular Puzzle Videos:  A quick overview video of the components of the Molecular Puzzle Kit. 

Mitosis Sequencing Kit Videos:  An 
video introduction to the Mitosis Sequencing Kit

General How-To Video:  
How-to video for making a variety of wet mounts.

Sample grants

Many school districts have parent organizations that accept grant applications from teachers for materials they need.  We know that it can be difficult to juggle all the work of teaching along with writing a grant, especially if you have never written a grant before.  Therefore, we have posted a sample grant that you can use toward your own application.  Certainly, every school district has its own rules, regulations, and formats for grants, but you can always reformat what we provide and add whatever specific requirements your district requires.

  • Some journal articles you can use as references about the importance of active and universal design for learning:
    • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article on the value of active learning over traditional lectures.
    • National Education Organization 2008 policy brief on the importance of UDL.
Mock Grant Application
This is a mock grant application for all of our Cell Zone products for multiple teachers. Please feel free to use this as a scaffold for an application in your school district.
MockGrantAll.doc
Microsoft Word document [62.5 KB]

Other companies & programs that have innovative classroom materials, UD materials and/or support Cell Zone:

  • Nasco: Nasco offers a wide variety of classroom products, geared for traditional or home classes. They are now also a distributor for all of our Cell Zone products, as well as family and home kit versions.
  • Project Lead the Way:  This privately-funded program is working to increase interest in STEM for middle and high school students.  They include our Molecular Puzzles in their high school curriculum.
  • 3D Molecular Designs:  This company offers many options for students to learn about how biological molecules, especially proteins, fold into their 3-dimensional shapes.  They are also the only source for buying Toobers (like the membranes and cell walls in the Dynamic Cell Models) for your teaching needs.  This company is run by teachers for teachers.
  • Science Take-Out:  Science Take-Out science kits provide hands-on science activities that are ready-to-go for the classroom.  This company is run by teachers for teachers.
  • Mercer Sales Group:  Bruce Mercer can come up with microscope solutions for any classroom.
  • Diversified Woodcrafts:  This lab furniture company has developed a Universal Design lab bench add-on.  This UD table, called the ARM (for Adjustable Rotating Mechanism), reconfigures any lab to accommodate students with disabilities or students with a range of heights.

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