Computer Activity:  Animal Mitosis Microscope Lab

  • Download The Cell Cycle‘ article.  This has information on the stages of Mitosis – what it will look like when you view it as well as what ‘mechanically’ is happening to the cell.  Please make notes as you need or reserve this link for further reference later.
  • Open the ‘Laboratory’ Worksheet – Follow the directions on this worksheet to proceed through lab.  This worksheet will be filed in using your results from the ‘Microscopes – Mitosis’ interactive lab (see link below).  Completed sheets need to posted in our ‘Course Ware’.
  • Click on the following link to access the ‘Microscope – Mitosis’ flash activity (if link does not work go to Ontario Electronic Resource Bank and search for ELO1228420 (do Assignment Section).

mp3 player Activity: Cancer

Download this worksheet file it has the instructions and can be filed in as you work through the video clips below.  Keep in mind that you will be asked to reflect on your learnings after you have completed the worksheet (either a video blog or a podcast).   Your reflection should be organized and should cover the following items…

  • The most interesting thing I learned about cancer today was…. because… (give at least 2 reasons why it was interesting)
  • Cancer touches all of our lives in some way, how have you or will you try to lessen the chances of cancer impacting your life?
  • **These podcasts or video blogs will be collected and shared with the class.
  • ** If you need to complete this task online (if you did not finish the mp3 player activity in class) you can access the videos and transcripts from the links below…
Activity & Movie Title (size) Video Transcript
Act 2 – News Alert Video 1 (11.6MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – News Alert Video 1
Act 2 – News Alert Video 2 (18.3MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – News Alert Video 2
Act 2 – News Alert Video 3 (11.4MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – News Alert Video 3
Act 2 – News Alert Video 4 (8.5MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – News Alert Video 4
Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 1 (6.5MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 1
Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 2 (7MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 2
Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 3 (4MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 3
Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 4 (11.1MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 4
Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 5 (7.7MB) Video Transcript – Act 2 – Cell Cycle Animation 5

SMART board Activity:  Cell Organelles and Their Jobs

  • go to ‘Cells Alive‘ and complete the ‘fill in the blank’ worksheet provided.  Label all cell organelles as you complete the worksheet.  Try colouring your cells to make sure you have the organelles – what they look like and that you can identify them in your mind’s eye.
  • go to ‘The Incredible MegaCell’ – it is a comic book and a organelle GAME!!  Work through the activity together and see if you can beat the all- time low of 16 seconds!!

Lab Activity:  Cells and Slide Preparation

  • This set of activities will take you 2 days to complete – DO NOT rush through it.  You will be looking at prepared slides of plant and animal cells and then you will prepare your own slides from onion skin and YOUR skin!!
  • Using our textbook ‘Investigating Science 10′, turn to pages 22-24.
  • Complete ‘Creating Biological Diagrams of Plant and Animal Cells’ activity.  Remember the ‘Hints on Biological Drawings’ .  Take your time, use a blank sheet of paper, pencil, ruler, etc.  Complete all sections, hand in your drawings and answers.
  • Complete ‘Examining Plant and Animal Cells’.  You will be comparing a plant cell (onion skin) and animal cell (your epidermis!).  Tips for greater success – onion skin should be one layer thick, follow the procedure for a wet mount (it will make for better slides).  Complete all sections, hand in your drawings and answers.

** Get a microscope too!!

** ISTE substitution – Couldn’t fit 5 microscopes in our Suitcases!!

‘Cell Structure’ MicroSlide

Read the description for Onion Skin (2) and Cheek Cell (4).  Look at each of these under the MicroViewer.  Using the ‘Hints on Biological Drawings’ practice drawing the cells and identifying organelles.

Low Tech:  Cell Construction and Representation

  • Complete the ‘Play-clay Cell’ activity!!!!  Using the Play-clay construct a plant and animal cell by using the organelle proportions.  Include all organelles… use any of the colours you want.  Now you can either draw by hand or Google Sketchup (3D structural diagram creation) or take a picture (via your cell phone or camera).  All organelles need to be labeled (off to the right hand side!) on your final creation.
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