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Chapter 16: 12-19 Single Celled Organixmes - Protista

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Biology Homework Chapter 16: Protists


Reading Preparation

Textbook assignment: Chapter 16: The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life, sections 12-19.

Study Notes

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Protist Forms

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

Perform the study activity below:

  • Watch the animation on Corals. What are symbiotes? What symbiotes live in the coral polyps? What is coral bleaching? Why is it bad for the coral colony?
  • Use the exercise on classifying microscopic protists and fungi to explore the differences between these two groups. Read throug the instructions, then view at least three different slides and use the information on habitat, nurition, and locomotion to identify the cell as a protist or fungus.

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.