Cheek Cell Lab – observe cheek cells under the microscope
Plant Cell Lab – microscope observation of onion and elodea
Comparing Plant and Animal Cells – looks at cheek and onion cells
Investigation: What are the Different Types of Cells – survey of different kinds of cells, cheek, blood, onion root, leaf
Investigation: Exploring Cells – follow in the footsteps of famous scientists like Hooke and Van Leeuwenhoek by looking at slides of cork, paramecium (animalcules) and typical plant and animal specimens.
Animal Cell Coloring – color a typical animal cell
Label the parts of the cell – complex drawing showing plant and animal cells, and protein synthesis
Why Are Cells So Small? – measure the surface area and volume of boxes as a cell model
Cell Size Experiment – use agar and a basic solution to illustrate how fast fluids can diffuse into a cell, dependent on cell size
Mitosis in an Onion – view picture, identify the stages of mitosis in each of the cells
Cancer: Out of Control Cells – article describing how the cell cycle relates to cancer, includes questions
Osmosis and Diffusion
Diffusion – model diffusion using a plastic baggie, iodine and a beaker. This article explains what happens.
Cell Membrane Transport – simple diagram shows how molecules enter the cell through diffusion, facilitated diffusion, and osmosis
Cell Membrane Images – work in groups to create captions and titles for images depicting the cell membrane and transport across it.
Case Study: Cystic Fibrosis – for AP Biology, examines the role of cell membrane proteins in clearing mucus from the lungs.
Observing Osmosis – use an egg, vinegar, corn syrup, will take a few days
Diffusion and Osmosis Crossword Puzzle – vocabulary review
Osmosis in Cells– AP Lab 1, modified, using dialysis tubes and sugar solutions to observe water movement
Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
Photosynthesis and Respiration Model – image shows the two processes are connected; students answer questions related to a graphi
Chemiosmosis Coloring – color the membrane and the steps involved in the production of ATP
Cellular Respiration Concept Map – map of the steps involved in cellular respiration
Case Study: The Cyanide Murders – explores cellular respiration and why we need oxygen
Plant Pigments – AP Lab 4, modified
Acids and Bases– basic coloring showing how water dissociates into ions, pH scale
Enzyme Lab – use liver to show how catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water, bubbling is used to measure the reaction at different temperatures.
Virtual Enzyme Lab – this simulator allows the user to change substrate concentrations and pH levels and then observe reaction rates.
Organic Compounds – concept map, students fill in terms related to organic chemistry (carbohydrates, nucleotides..etc