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 animal cells
  • 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 Neo/SCI.

Students construct models
of cells using dialysis tubing.

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Exploring Cell Processes Lab
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