Sunday, October 30, 2016

Study Material for Wednesday's Quiz

Wednesday November 2nd Assessment

You will need to:
  • What does it mean to be alive?
  • Identify cell organelles on a diagram
  • Explain the structure and function of cell organelles
  • Describe the main differences between plant and animal cells
  • Know the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Know the three parts of cell theory
  • Understand the scientists involved with the identification of cells and cell theory

Use these resources to help you prepare:
Review Packet

Review Packet KEY - Check your answers!
click here to access

Some more resources 
(please note: we are not listing lysosomes in plant cells this year)
click here to access

Cell Structure and Function Quizlet

Readings from our text:

Monday, October 24, 2016

How to use a Microscope and Powers of 10

Quizlet- Click Here to Access

Power of 10

Good video to help with parts of a microscope.

Link to help for parts of a microscope.
Click here to access.

Link to Magnification and Powers of a Microscope
Click here to access

Microscope Pioneers- History of the Microscope and How to use.

Hooke and Leeuwenhoek - Microscope Pioneers

Microscope Pioneers Reading
p.26-27 page numbers in bottom corner; p. 16-17 of the pdf

Steps to use a compound microscope:
(when viewing and sketching at low power)

1. Plug it into the outlet, already placed between table
2. Make sure stage is down, on x40 (scanning)
3. Choose slide/ specimen
4. Turn on microscope, center slide over light
5. Adjust diaphragm if needed
6. View specimen, slowly turn course knob to focus
7. When focused, switch to low power
8. ONLY use fine adjustment, if problem finding specimen or focusing go back to scanning.
9. Once in focus, sketch on provided sheet.
10. When done switch to scanning, lower stage, take out slide.
11. Turn off, unplug, coil up and put away.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Cell Organelles - Be the Expert

Cell Organelle Group Work
Essential Cell Organelles
Cell wall
Cell membrane
Nuclear membrane
Endoplasmic reticulum
Golgi body

    Do the following for each organelle for which you are responsible:
    • Indicate whether it is present in an animal cell, plant cell, or both
    • Describe where it is found in the cell
    • Describe what the organelle looks like (structure)
    • Describe what the organelle does (function)

    Cells Alive Link

    Biology 4 Kids- use the links on the right-hand side.

    Here is another resource for you to use as you work to finish finding the structure and function for the different organelles of a cell:  Science Explorer p 16-22-  Click here to access

    Wednesday, October 12, 2016

    Cell Theory and All Living Things.

    All Living Things Presentation

    Cell Theory Information

    Click here to access the Reading - Structure of Life 
    from Sciencesaurus.


    from Prentice Hall p. 6-11


    Introduction to Cells and all things Living

    Cell Unit- Standards

    NGSS Standards Assessed

    Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function. 


    Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.