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Largest single-celled organism found on earth!

October 23, 2011 · 1 Comment · Adaptations, biodiversity, Cell biology

What do you think is the largest single cell on earth? Remember there are limits to the size of cells due to absorption of nutrients and oxygen and release of wastes. How does a cell bigger than a cricket ball manage these limits? Where do you think you would find such an organism? These strange […]

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Mitosis – happening inside you right now!

March 19, 2011 · No Comments · Cell biology

“Living cells as you have never seen them before” - from New Scientist TV This week (week 9 of term 1) we are starting Chapter 4: Cell Division, which is a study of mitosis and meiosis. Although millions of cells multiply and divide in our bodies each day, scientists still don’t exactly what genes are involved […]

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Composition of Cells

March 10, 2011 · No Comments · Cell biology

Image Source – a YouTube video about Cell Structure “To grasp the reality of life as it has been revealed by molecular biology, we must magnify a cell a thousand million times until it is twenty kilometers in diameter and resembles a giant airship large enough to cover a great city like London or New […]

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Thursday 3rd March – Work to go on with

February 28, 2011 · No Comments · Cell biology

This is a picture of the experiment “Shaping Up – the relationship between shape and diffusion”. It shows the agar stained with phenolphthalein indicator, which turns clear in acid. When the different size and shaped agar blocks are placed in an acid solution, the aicd diffuses into the jelly, causing to change from pink to […]

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Transport of materials through Cell Membranes

February 20, 2011 · No Comments · Cell biology

Image Source All living organisms consist of cells and all cells are surrounded by a membrane. One of the major functions of the membrane is to regulate the passage of materials into and out of the cell. These materials include dissolved gases, sugars, salts and water. Cell membranes are partially-permeable which means that some substances […]

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Structure of the Animal cell

February 9, 2011 · No Comments · Cell biology

Image Source This week we started to look at the structure and function of cells. Make sure you can name and identify the following organelles within cells: Nucleus and nucleous Cell membrane (phosopholipid bilayer) Cytoplasm and cytosol mitochondria ribosomes rough and smooth endolplasmic reticulum golgi body (golgi apparatus) lysosomes vacuoles (small in animal cells, large […]

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Class of 2011

February 8, 2011 · No Comments · Cell biology, Resources

These are the five lovely students in our Year 11 Biology Class this year.  We are starting with Unit 1:  Cells in Action. In addition to completing the Chapter 1 Review questions we will be doing the following activities:   Use the iPod Touch app “iCell” by HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology to review the structure and function […]

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iPod apps for Biology learners

September 28, 2010 · 1 Comment · Cell biology, Mobile Learning

I’m enjoying loading up my new iPhone with lots of science and maths apps, including some that are especially relevant to VCE Biology students.  Mitosis is a free app that has images, videos, a glossary, a ‘tutor’ and other resources from wikipedia, Botanical Society of America, NOVA online and Florida State University. It has images and […]

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Play and Learn – CellCraft

July 16, 2010 · No Comments · Cell biology

Image Source I would have liked to have known about this game last semester, when we were doing Unit 1: Cells. CellCraft is a free, on-line, educational game where you can build a cell by adding cell organelles, collecting glucose, making ATP and then fight off viruses. This game was made possible by a grant from the […]

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Revision of Unit 1: Cells in Action

March 24, 2010 · No Comments · Cell biology, Student Posts

This is a model of an animal cell made from cake showing the different organelles of a typical cell. The nucleus is shown by the freckle, mitochondrian was shown by the purple jelly beans, the lysosomes were the yellow jelly beans, the centrioles was the musk sticks which were then placed on the cytosol (icing), the […]

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