This unit covers the cell.

Chapters include:

Chapter 6: A Tour of the Cell

Chapter 7: Membrane Structure and Function

Chapter 8: An Introduction to Metabolism

Chapter 9: Cellular Respiration Harvesting Chemical Energy

Chapter 10: Photosynthesis

Chapter 11: Cell Communication

Chapter 12: The Cell Cycle

You will also find external links to:

  • Cell Biology Tutorial I
  • Cell Biology Tutorial II
  • Cell Structure Virtual Lab
  • Cell Puzzles

This unit is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course.

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Cell Biology Tutorial I

by Alison Loomis

In this tutorial, you will learn about cell membranes, cell signaling, mitosis, meiosis, prokaryotes, eukaryotes, viruses, and cytoskeletons. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Cell Biology Tutorial II

by Alison Loomis

This cell biology tutorial covers: * Biological Cell Introduction * Biological Energy - ADP & ATP * Cell Respiration * Photosynthesis - Photolysis and Carbon Fixation * DNA Structure & DNA Replication * Protein Synthesis * Role of Golgi Apparatus & Endoplasmic Reticulum in Protein Synthesis * Protein Variety * Biological Viruses * Biological Cell Defense * Passive and Active Types of Immunity * Plant Cell Defense This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Objectives: 1.) to learn to use a compound microscope properly 2.) to review the main parts of a cell, using your textbook as a reference As you will find in this course, there is no such thing as a "typical" cell. During this period you will look at four "representative" eukaryotic cells: two plant cells (one with chloroplasts that are easy to focus on, and one without chloroplasts that will be more challenging), one animal cell, and one example of a single-celled organism. In each case you will try to locate as many organelles as you can. You will also examine a prepared slide of some prokaryotic bacterial cells. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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A Tour of the Cell: Self-education based lessons, tutorials, experiments, and activities for youth
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Cell Puzzles

by Alison Loomis

This site offers jigsaw puzzles and word puzzles with cell biology content. This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Chapter 7: Membrane Structure and Function contains external links to: Cell Membrane Tutorial and Problem Set Self-Assembly of Real Cell Membranes Make a Mummy The Osmosis Lab This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Chapter 8: An Introduction to Metabolism contains external links to: Metabolism Introduction Tutorial and Problem Set
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Chapter 9: Cellular Respiration Harvesting Chemical Energy contains external links to: Energy, Enzymes, and Catalysis Tutorial and Problem Set Carbohydrate Metabolism Regulation Tutorial and Problem Set This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Chapter 10: Photosynthesis contains external links to: Photosynthesis Tutorial and Problem Set I Photosynthesis Tutorial and Problem Set II "Lights Out" Experiment Why do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Chapter 11: Cell Communication contains external links to: Cell Signaling Tutorial and Problem Set Cytoskeleton Tutorial and Problem Set This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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Chapter 12: The Cell Cycle contains external links to: The Cell Cycle and Mitosis Tutorial and Problem Set Animal Mitosis Interactive Animation Cell Cycle Interactive Animation Online Onion Root Tips: Phases of the Cell Cycle This resource is part of the Biology Links for One Laptop Per Child course which contains units on Exploring Life; The Cell; Genetics; Mechanisms of Evolution; The Evolutionary History of Biological Diversity; Plant Form and Function; Animal Form and Function; Ecology; and Astrobiology.
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