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What is a cell?

A lot of folks have been asking me what I'm looking for in the Cell Challenge. Creativity, that's what I'm looking for. You can focus on the biological meaning of the word "cell" or you can take a more general meaning. A cell is basically a container.

Frances and I are currently working on a learning tool about the Cell for 7th graders. Here's the page for the project, and here is a partial preview of the tool.

Here are some sites for biological information and inspiration:

Cell's Alive
The Biology Project: Cell Biology
The Cell
Cell Biology Animation
Cell Intelligence
Introduction to Cell and Virus Structure

You don't have to limit your imagination to the biological cell. Here are few other ideas:

Cellular Automata
A fuel cell
Solar Cells

Got an idea you'd like to share?