• This is an excellent website which has numerous articles to help understand topics in cell biology.

http://www.nature.com/scitable/topic/cell-biology-13906536

Topic: Cell Membrane


  • Check your class notes and quiz against the powerpoint presentation.




  • Water Potential Lab / Questions



  • Plasmolysis of Elodea



  • Complete this activity to help in understanding surface area/volume relationship




Topic: Cell Organelles


  • Watch this video and take notes on it. This should fill in any gaps left after cell organelle presentations.



  • Here is the powerpoint presentation on cell organelles.






Topic: Mitosis

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  • This animation reviews the stages of the cell cycle. How is this different from the stages of mitosis?

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter2/animation__control_of_the_cell_cycle.html

  • Take notes on the stages of the cell cycle using the following powerpoint presentation. This should be a review from 10th grade biology.

  • Complete the following on-line lab on mitosis to familiarize yourself with the process.

http://bio.rutgers.edu/~gb101/lab2_mitosis/notebook.html


Topic: Control of the Cell Cycle

  • Read about the 2001 Nobel Prize research on control of the cell cycle

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2001/illpres/illpres.html

  • This article is a good introduction to factors controlling the cell cycle

  • And what happens when these controls go awry?

  • Powerpoint: Control of Cell Division

  • Youtube Video on Cell Cycle checkpoints



Topic: Stem Cells


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  • Below is a link to a case study on Stem Cells. It consists of two parts

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/files/superman.pdf

Part 1: A,B,C. Read each section and take notes using SQ3R. Answer the questions in a separate note or on a separate piece of paper. Be ready to discuss the topic of stem cells.

Part 2: Each pair of students (or group of 3) will be assigned to a different role. You must consider the topic of stem cell research from the perspective of your assigned role. Each of you will be responsible for writing a short position paper (1-2 pages) to try to make your case for or against stem cell research. Make sure to include current information. Make sure to include references and data to support your position.


  • And....hot off the press.... October 21, 2013...How to turn fat cells into liver cells!!


http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131021162649.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fplants_animals%2Fbiology+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Plants+%26+Animals+News+--+Biology%29

Topic : Cell Communication

  • This is the introductory video on cell communication




  • Here is the powerpoint on Cell Communication. Use it to check notes and review diagrams.



  • To give you some insight into how complex these pathways are, go to this website and click on a couple of pathways. Yikes!!!

http://www.cellsignal.com/reference/pathway/index.html

  • Read about the 2012 nobel prize winning work on cell communication!

http://www.hhmi.org/news/lefkowitznobel20121010.html

  • Here is the link to Mr. Anderson's video on Signal Transduction.


http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=signal+transduction+video&FORM=VIRE4#view=detail&mid=44D11166E79ACCC8334F44D11166E79ACCC8334F

  • And what happens when cells don't communicate properly? Use this reading as a starting point for your research on diseases.

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/badcom/

  • Hot off the press....Two articles involving cell signaling!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121106114241.htm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121107132920.htm

  • Here is the TED Video "How Bacteria talk"

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=How+Bacteria+Talk&Form=VQFRVP#view=detail&mid=6850AB788CA89FACC84B6850AB788CA89FACC84B


  • View the video on how cells react in what is called the "flight or fight respose." Use the information on the play by play description to draw a diagram illustrating the pathway of cell communication which maps out your body's responses. make sure to include both extracellular and intracellular responses.

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/cellcom/


  • One last cell signal pathway to analyze....

http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/files/insulin_signaling.pdf

  • Look over this example to review for the test.


  • This is an excellent video which ties together just about everything you have learned about cells. Sit back and enjoy!