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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

Open the NCI Virtual Microscope Lab to learn how a microscope works.

  1. Click on Guide and through the materials. It will explain how the lab works.
  2. Click on Learn and then on each circled question mark to learn about the parts of a binocular light microscope and how each part functions.
  3. Use the Explore option to pull at least five different slides, one from each group. Use the focus and light adjustments to focus your image and look at each slide at different magnifications. What happens if you have too much light? Too little light?
  4. What characteristics do the living tissues you observe have in common? How are they different?

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.