Exercise 2.1: Cells Alive

Exercise 2.1A

Locate the web site named An Introduction to Microscopy.
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/ponddip/index.html
Select two organisms from the jar and read about more about them in the virtual field guide.

Check Your Understanding
Do the Check and Reflect questions found on page 109.
Make sure you read all the information given and then compare the differences between animal and plant cells.

Go to the Cells Alive web site ( http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/3dcell.htm ) and locate the model of the animal and plant cells. First click on the picture of the cell then click on the following structures-cell membrane, nucleus, vacuole, cytoplasm (cytosol), cell wall, and chloroplast.

Use the information on this web site to complete the Animal and Plant Cell columns of your Cell Structure Chart.

1. Answer the questions as stated here for both animal and plant cells: a) State whether the structures appear in animal, plant or both cells, then
b) describe the structures as listed in the chart below.
Cell Structure
Animal
Plant
cell membrane
cytoplasm (cytosol)
nucleus
cell wall
chloroplasts
vacuoles
2. Answer the question as stated!
3. Answer the question as stated!
 
Do the Check and Reflect questions found on page 114.
1. Answer the three questions as stated.
2. Answer the question as stated!
3. Answer the question as stated!
4. Answer the question as stated!
5. Answer the question as stated!