Once your students have completed at least five lessons of Programming 101 or equivalent coding experience, you can assign these NGSS-aligned projects to complement your teaching on topics in biology, anatomy, and genetics. For example, if you’re teaching a lesson on cell division, you can assign the mitosis and meiosis. Your students will draw their own animations and use coding and outside research to demonstrate mitosis and meiosis, while comparing and contrasting the two processes.

With this collection of life science projects, you can easily integrate coding and project-based learning into your curriculum. Each STEM lesson walks students through how to make a project about something they’re learning in school with step-by-step instructions. At each step, it encourages them to make their project unique and interesting, emphasizing that coding is a creative medium much like writing or drawing.

We’re constantly updating our STEM courses with new projects, so if there’s something you’d like us to add, send us a message at

What Students Learn

  • Use programming for science projects
  • Build a slide show on a topic
  • Build a quiz game
  • Make an interactive charts and models
  • Use animation to illustrate
  • Narrate using your own voice
  • Use the physics engine to model
  • Troubleshoot and debug programs

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.
* Tablet courses require an iPad (iOS 10+) with Tynker or Tynker Junior app installed and Internet access

Lesson 1 : Parts of an Animal Cell
Life Science 201

Time: 45+ minutes


Tynker Blocks Introduced




Warm-Up (15 minutes)

Activities (30 minutes)

Facilitate as students complete all Parts of an Animal Cell modules on their own:

1. Introduction (Introduction)
2. Parts of an Animal Cell Example (Example)
3. Parts of an Animal Cell (DIY)
4. Quiz (Multiple-choice)

Extended Activities (10 minutes)

U.S. Standards

  • NGSS-Science: MS.LS1.2
  • CCSS-Math: MP.1
  • CCSS-ELA: SL.6.1, SL.7.1, SL.8.1
  • CSTA: 2-AP-13, 2-AP-16, 2-AP-17
  • CS CA: 6-8.AP.13, 6-8.AP.16, 6-8.AP.17
  • ISTE: 1.c, 1.d, 4.d, 5.c, 5.d, 6.b

U.K. Standards

Key stage 3
Pupils should be taught to:
  • design, use and evaluate computational abstractions that model the state and behaviour of real-world problems and physical systems
  • create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability
  • understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy; recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns
  • Class Presentations

    These student-facing slide presentations help educators seamlessly run Tynker lessons in a virtual or physical classroom setting. Each lesson has its own set of slides that introduce the big ideas, suggest unplugged activities, and include a section for each activity module. While running lesson slides, you can switch back and forth between the activity, the slides, answer keys and other lesson materials.
    A sample slide presentation is available for your review. Please log in to view all the class presentations available with your plan..
    Lesson 1
    Parts of an Animal Cell
    23 Slides
    Lesson 2
    Animal Cell Presentation
    20 Slides
    Lesson 3
    Animal Cell Structure
    21 Slides
    Lesson 4
    Animal Cell Quiz
    22 Slides
    Lesson 5
    Plant Cell Model
    20 Slides
    Lesson 6
    Plant Cell Presentation
    19 Slides
    Lesson 7
    Plant Cell Structure
    20 Slides
    Lesson 8
    Plant Cell Quiz
    20 Slides
    Lesson 9
    24 Slides
    Lesson 10
    Heart Quiz
    22 Slides
    Lesson 11
    19 Slides
    Lesson 12
    Nose Structure
    19 Slides
    Lesson 13
    Digestive System
    18 Slides
    Lesson 14
    Digestive System Quiz
    20 Slides
    Lesson 15
    19 Slides
    Lesson 16
    Brain Anatomy
    17 Slides
    Lesson 17
    Identify Parts of the Pancreas
    19 Slides
    Lesson 18
    Pancreas Quiz
    18 Slides
    Lesson 19
    18 Slides
    Lesson 20
    Natural Selection
    25 Slides
    Lesson 21
    Animal Speeds
    16 Slides
    Lesson 22
    Mammal or Reptile?
    18 Slides
    Lesson 23
    Mitosis VS Meiosis
    20 Slides
    Lesson 24
    Ocean Food Chain Pyramid
    24 Slides
    Lesson 25
    Food Planner
    18 Slides
    Lesson 26
    DNA or RNA Strand
    22 Slides
    Lesson 27
    Plant Reproductive Parts
    19 Slides
    Lesson 28
    Virus, Bacteria, Protists, and Fungi
    21 Slides
    Lesson 29
    Genetic Traits
    20 Slides
    Lesson 30
    Energy Flow in Ecosystems
    20 Slides
    Lesson 31
    Punnett Square
    20 Slides