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  • Case Studies Cell Biology

    Page | February 2022

    Case Studies Cell Biology

  • Cell-fie

    Book Chapter | May 2018

    This chapter features Life sciences StEMT lessons. What student could resist a lesson that involves a zombie apocalypse? The engineering design challenge of this lesson really ups the excitement level of the studying of…

  • Atoms and Cells

    Book Chapter | March 2011

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the smallest parts of living and nonliving things. The probe is designed to determine how students distinguish between cells and atoms in living…

  • Cells and Size

    Book Chapter | June 2009

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the size of cells. It can be used once students understand that all organisms are made up of cells and to determine whether students recognize how…

  • Cell Structure

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab investigation is for students to apply what they know about the characteristics of plant and animal cells to classify an unknown single-celled organism and to determine “How Should the Unknown…

  • Cell Cycle

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab investigation is for students to apply what they know about the process of cell division to determine “Do Plant and Animal Cells Spend the Same Proportion of Time in Each Stage of the Cell Cycle…

  • Cell Structure

    Book Chapter | July 2015

    The purpose of this lab is for students to apply their understanding of cell structure to categorize whether unknown cells come from plants or animals. Specifically, students explore the components of cell structure…

  • Cells R Us

    Book Chapter | February 2010

    The lesson in this chapter is designed to open a unit on cells and cell parts. In the exploration, students will view plant, animal, and bacteria cells through a microscope while looking for the answers to their own…

  • Modeling Cells

    Book Chapter | October 2016

    This lesson helps students understand the function of the nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, mitochondria, and chloroplasts. Students will relate the structure of each organelle to its function, develop and use a model…

  • Is It Made of Cells?

    Book Chapter | March 2018

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about cells. The probe is designed to find out how students think about matter composed of cells. The probe is provided in English and Spanish. This book…

  • Stem Cell Transplants

    Book Chapter | January 2004

    Transplanting embryonic stem cells from embryo into adult as a means of rejuvenating diseased cells, tissues, and organs poses ethical and moral challenges. In recent years, stem cell-derived nerve and glandular tissue…

  • Diatoms: One-Celled Wonders

    Book Chapter | January 2006

    Diatoms (DIE-a-toms) are one of the most important things you never knew about. They are everywhere there is water. A drop of lake water is packed with them. You probably swallow millions every time you go swimming.…

  • Normal and Abnormal Cell Division

    Book Chapter | May 2014

    The purpose of this lab is for students to apply their understanding of cell division to solve a problem that requires them to examine the cellular structure of tissues and diagnose a disease and to determine "Which of…

  • Spontaneous Generation (Cell Theory)

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    The purpose of this activity, in this chapter, is to help students understand that all life on Earth arises only through the reproduction of preexisting life and not from nonliving materials. This “life from life”…

  • Cell Size And Diffusion (Diffusion)

    Book Chapter | November 2012

    The purpose of this activity is to help students understand passive transport in cells (i.e., diffusion and osmosis) and how the size of a cell can impact the time it takes for important molecules to diffuse through a…

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