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HudsonAlpha iCell

Age Level: Ages 8-12

This app provides a realistic 3-D model of animal, bacteria, and plant cells. Tapping on a cell gives you a simple explanation of what it is, as well as it's name and function. You can zoom in and out, rotate and move the cell around the screen. The iPad and iPhone versions allows you to choose from three levels of written detail in the descriptions of the and cellular structure.

Being able to observe something increases ones level of certainty. The HudsonAlpha app not only makes this possible. Plus, it's free!

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.


  • Realistic renderings that really show you what cells look like
  • Zoom in or out with the pinch of your fingers
  • Select a portion of a cell, like the lysosomes, or the Golgi Body.
  • See a simple description for each which explains their function in a simple, easy-to-understand way

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