From the structure and function of organelles to communication on a molecular level, these materials explore the inner-most workings of cells in a dynamic and realistic way. Integrate the Print-and-Go activities below with the online activities available in the Amazing Cells section on Learn.Genetics to provide a good picture of what a cell does during its "resting phase. Tour the information on the rest of this page for teaching tips and background information.
In this unit, students look at the components of cells and their functions and discover the controversy behind stem cell research. The first lesson focuses on the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. In the second lesson, students learn about the basics of cellular respiration. They ...
Review of Cat Organs and Blood Vessels
Professor reviews major blood vessels. Comparisons to human anatomy are made. Trachea, larynx, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys are also identified. This would make a great review for students preparing for a cat muscle practical. Color video with sound. Run time 07:01.
Water and Solute Movement Through Red Blood Cell Membranes
This resource is a detailed laboratory exercise suitable for undergraduate laboratory courses in biochemistry, physiology and cell biology. It includes detailed background information and student outlines, instructors notes, and suggested anaylses.
7.342 Reading the Blueprint of Life: Transcription, Stem Cells and Differentiation (MIT)
In this course, we will address how transcriptional regulators both prohibit and drive differentiation during the course of development. How does a stem cell know when to remain a stem cell and when to become a specific cell type? Are there global differences in the way the genome is read in multipotent and terminally differentiated cells? We will explore how stem cell pluripotency is preserved, how master regulators of cell-fate decisions execute developmental programs, and how chromatin regula
7.344 The Fountain of Life: From Dolly to Customized Embryonic Stem Cells (MIT)
During development, the genetic content of each cell remains, with a few exceptions, identical to that of the zygote. Most differentiated cells therefore retain all of the genetic information necessary to generate an entire organism. It was through pioneering technology of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) that this concept was experimentally proven. Only 10 years ago the sheep Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult organism, demonstrating that the differentiated state of a mam
7.341 Bench to Bedside: Molecularly Targeted Therapies in Blood Disorders and Malignancy (MIT)
Where do new drugs and treatments come from? This class will take you from the test tubes and mice of the laboratory to the treatment of patients with deadly blood disorders. Students will learn how to think as a scientist through discussion of primary research papers describing the discoveries of several novel treatments. Topics such as gene therapy, the potential of drugs based on RNA interference and the reprogramming of somatic cells into stem cells for regenerative medicine will be discusse
Cells - Centers for the Week of 8/30/10
Mrs. Matthews students rotate through science centers each week. This week, the class is learning about living things, the parts of a plant and animal cell, and unicellular organisms. Their centers for the week include (1) a video about microbes found on Watchknow called Magic School Bus is in a Pickle (2) three interactive microscope websites on the Whiteboard (3) an experiment with a chicken egg (one large cell) soaked in vinegar to reveal the membrane (4) an art activity where the stud