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Chapter 4:1-12 Cell Structure - Organelles and Membranes

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Biology Homework Chapter 4: Cell Structure, Size, and Organelles


Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Chapter 4: A Tour of the Cell, sections 1-12.

Study Notes

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Cell Structure

Take notes on any questions you have, and be prepared to discuss the lecture in chat.

Study Activity

Perform the study activity below:

  • Work through the BioCoach activity Cell Structure and Function, Concept 1: Common Features of all cells and Concept 2: Feaures of Prokaryotic cells.
  • Optional Website: One of the oldest and best science sites on the web is Cells Alive!. If you don't have time to check it out, don't worry! We'll take a look at it in class.
  • Optional Website: The National Center for Biotechnology Information has a somewhat lengthly page on Looking at the Structure of Cells in the Microscope has a lot more detailed information on microscope capabilities and their use, how tissues are prepared for observation (slicing and dying), and how SEM and TEM really work.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.