|Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology (BIOL121) - Dr. S.G. Saupe (firstname.lastname@example.org); Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321|
Study Guide for Cells
Goal: The goal of this unit is to understand the structure and function of a cell.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this unit the student should be able to:
describe the structure and function of the major organelles in plants, animals and prokaryotes
Describe difference between prokaryotes and eukaryotes
Explain why cells are small
Describe the difference between plant and animals cells
Terms/Concepts: Can you use these in a sentence? Or, prepare a concept map with them?
For each of the organelles, describe its structure and function
Compare and contrast prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
Compare and contrast plant and animal cells
Calculate the surface area, volume, and surface-to-volume ratio of a cube that is 4 units on a side.
Explain why cells are small.
Explain why cats can survive a fall from the campus bell banner but horses or humans could not.
Can you explain several examples of S/V ratios (Goldilocks and porridge, ice, shape of desert plants)
Compare Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Organisms: Complete
the following table comparing prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
|Example (name some organism)|
|Kingdom(s) with these type of cells|
|Cell size (less than 10 um; greater than 10 um)|
|organization of DNA (circular, linear)|
|Cell organization (uni vs. multicellular)|
|mitochondria (yes/ no)|
|9 + 2 microtubules (yes/no)|
|first to evolve|
Compare Plants, Animals and Prokaryotes. Using a (+) or other symbol, indicate which of the cell structures occurs in each group.
|plant cell||animal cell|
A virus is not a cell because...
A cell structure that can be seen with the electron microscope but not the light microscope is...
The difference between between lysosomes and peroxisomes is....
For each of the following pairs, indicate if the first is part of the second (A), or the second is part of the first (B), or they have no particular relationship to each other (N):
____ mitochondria, cristae
____ golgi complex, nucleus
____ nucleolus, nucleus
Last updated: July 14, 2009 � Copyright by SG Saupe