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Amazing Cells activityThis activity is designed to help you review concepts from former biology classes. The required videos are embedded below the guided readings.

Guided Reading Questions and Power Points

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Ch 6 Cell Structure
Ch 7 Membrane Dynamics
Ch 8 Metabolism
Ch 10 Photosynthesis
Ch 9 Respiration

Ch 6 Collaboration 2010
Ch 7 Collaboration 2010
Enzyme Collaboration 2010
Ch 9 Collaboration 2010

Ch 10 Collaboration 2010
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Collaboration Teams - Members share responsibility for posting refined answers to the guided readings - succinct, relevant, clear, and with pictures or a video to compliment.
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Prezi Tutorials

Exploring Cells Resources

Step 1 & 4) Here we zoom into a white blood cell, known as a macrophage. When it detects a foreign antigen (protein) a cascade of signals results in the production of proteins that allow the macrophage to change shape and move via taxis between capillary cells in it's hunt for the invader!

Follow this link to hear a narration from Harvard

Step 2) Amazing Cells - Watch how body cell communicate - "includes inside a cell", and "cell scale and size"

Step 3) Many cell processes occur throughout. Can you identify them?

The Haiku Challenge

The Flu Virus - Cell communication at work

Nerve Cells
- use active transport, passive transport, endocytosis, and exocytosis when sending a signal.

Lets break down each of these with...

Haiku is a type of Japanese poetry. Haiku are short poems that usually describe nature and a fleeting moment in time.
an old pond—
the sound of a frog jumping
into water

Haiku often have a total of 17 syllables and usually have three lines:

1 The first line has five syllables,

2 The second line has seven syllables,

3 The third line has five syllables.

The first two lines of a Haiku are brief observations about the subject of the poem. There is an obvious pause either after line 1 or 2. Then, in the final line, the perspective or voice of the poem shifts, and a comment about the essence of the topic is offered, a point is made, and the heart of the reader is touched.

Haiku, a poem,
Five, seven, five syllables.
Life frozen in words.

Writing haiku is a powerful way of focusing on a concept and it’s meaning, using words to create images or to tell very brief stories. Students all over the world, from preschools in Japan to MIT graduate students use it as a learning tool.

Watch the videos about cell communication / membrane transport below.
Compose a Haiku for each.
Use the checklist below to guide you. Write your Haiku in Word, and then copy and paste your Haiku to the page for the appropriate video. Be sure your Haiku is in color and signed with your first name and last initial.
1. Is the Haiku 3 lines?
2. Does the Haiku contain 5 syllables in the first line?
3. Does the Haiku have 7 syllables in the second line?
4. Does the Haiku have 5 syllables in the third line?
5. Is the biological subject obvious?
6. Does the Haiku contain a pause after the first or second line?
7. Does the Haiku bring to mind an image and is not merely a statement of fact?
8. Does the Haiku involve humor or irony (as the best Haiku poems will)?

If you want to get fancy you can write your Haiku on a powerpoint slide along with a picture that reflects the theme. You can export the slide as a JPEG and then upload the picture to the correct Haiku page.

Passive Transport

Click Here to Contribute a Passive Transport Haiku

Active Transport

(the second video goes into detail about sodium and potassium in nerve and muscle cells)

Click Here to Contribute an Active Transport Haiku

Endocytosis & Exocytosis

Click Here to Contribute an Endocytosis or Exocytosis Haiku


Click Here to Contribute an Osmosis Haiku

Cell Energy

Follow this link for our Photosynthesis review Glog
Rapid Review!

A tremendous "one - pager" for Respiration

Well. . . my job just got a little easier. Each link below walks you through the steps of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Both are KEY concepts to understand. Visit each link in order and answer the "check for understanding" questions that pop up throughout the tutorial. Get them wrong? Then back the videos up and find the right answers!

Cell Respiration
Photosynthesis: The Big Picture
Photosynthesis: The "Photo" Reactions

Photosynthesis: Q Question 1

Photosynthesis: The "Synthesis" Reactions

Photosynthesis: Q Question 2
Cellular Respiration: The Big Picture

Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis

Cellular Respiration: Krebs Cycle

Cellular Respiration: Q Question 1

Cellular Respiration: The Electron Transport Chain

Cellular Respiration: Q Question 2

Additional Respiration and Fermentation Tutorials

2010-2011 Photosynthesis and Respiration in Plain English Challenge

2009-2010 Photosynthesis and Respiration Cartoon Assignment.