Cell Structure and Function

Cell Structure and Function

Author: Julia Cronin

During this tutorial, you will learn about the various parts of the cell, the jobs these organelles do, and the similarities and differences between plant cells and animal cells.

Overview of cells, their parts, and structure/function of organelles.

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Introduction to Cell Structures

You are in the process of learning about cell structure and function.  Cells contain a variety of organelles.  Each one of these organelles have a specific function and allow the cell to do it's job.  Though there are many kinds of cells, they all have a few important structures in common.

The Magic of Cells

I use this video as an introduction to the wild world found inside a cell. When viewing it, you will be introduced to a variety of different terms. Some of them will seem confusing or almost even like learning a foreign language. We will be working with these structures throughout the course of this short unit, so be sure to pay close attention! We will reinforce these terms through our classroom discussions, reading, and in-class activities. At the end of the unit, watch the video again, you'll be surprised at how much you've learned!

Source: Discovery Education

An Overview of Cell Organelles

In this video, we will review the structure and function of cell organelles. This is a review of the material we covered in your reading and in the class discussion.