Exploring Cell Processes Lab
|Conduct several activities designed to compare plant and animal
cells, illustrating cell structure and processes to include
mitochondria, cell membranes, DNA and RNA identification, osmosis,
plasmolysis, and more. Identify and compare organelles in plant
and animal cells, relating their structure to their specific
function. In the process, the class learns how to make
observations and comparisons, analyze data, relate cause and
effect, and make inferences.
|Your students will:
- Compare and contrast major cellular organelles in plant and
- Construct models of cells using dialysis tubing to simulate
the semi-permeable nature of the plasma membrane
- Predict the effect of exposing model cells to hypertonic,
hypotonic and isotonic solutions
- Observe the genetic material in a rapidly dividing plant
tissue (e.g. root tips)
|Includes enough materials for a class size of 40 students.
Recommended for students in grades 7 through 10. Manufactured by
Students construct models
of cells using dialysis tubing.