ScienceMatrix: Cell Structure & Function
Version 2.5e | Windows & Macintosh

The most engaging cell biology primer you'll ever find

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Winner of a World Summit Award, this program tackles a complex subject, makes it interesting and facilitates learning. Cells and their components are brought to life for middle and secondary school students with inquiry-based learning that both engages and informs.

Stunning 3D models and excellent photographs clarify difficult concepts. Detailed information is available on specific organelles with fascinating insights on how these affect the student.

Inquiry-based learning is supported by three interactive exercises:


Selecting from over 20 structures, students can build a plant, animal and prokaryotic cell. They must consider the role of each component in creating a fully functioning cell. Support information is provided for each cell structure, with interesting facts, stunning 3D models, photographs and micrographs to enhance engagement.

Linking Structure and Function

Provided with eight separate cellular functions, students must select the relevant organelles that allow a plant cell to perform that function.

Cell Specialization

Evaluation of data sets on cell composition and an understanding of the varied nature of different cell types come together in this exercise that has students again consider how different cells fill differing roles.

Standard features

Cell Structure & Function has a range of standard features from built-in assessment to definitions for every word. It also has full accessibility, allowing the program to be used by students of all abilities, including the blind and physically-challenged. Text-to-speech, captioning, full keyboard control and even compatibility with switch devices are all included in the standard program.

Cell Structure & Function is intended for use as supporting material to be used in conjunction with your current textbooks and other teaching materials.


Cell Structure and Function runs on both Macintosh and Windows platforms.

System requirements

Windows Macintosh
  • Windows XP, Windows 7 or later
  • 32 MB of RAM (64 or more recommended)
  • 75 MB of hard drive space for QuickTime
  • Mac OSX 10.3.9 or later
  • 30 MB of available RAM


All this can be yours for as low as $49 (school licensing) or $40 (home licensing). Multiseat pricing is available, to find out more check out our full price list.