Gen Bio Unit 3b: Organelle Structure and Function

Theme 3: Cell Structure and Function

Unit 3b: Organelle Structure and Function (Question-based Objectives)

Keywords: eyepiece, scanning objective, low and high power objectives, diaphragm, total magnification, organelle, plasma membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, cell wall, prokaryotic cell, eukaryotic, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, vacuoles, lysosomes, chloroplasts, mitochondria, ATP, prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells, cytoskeleton, cilia, flagella


  1. How are light microsopes used to help us to understand more about the living world?
  2. How is an industrial factory similar to a cell?
  3. What are the various jobs that cells must do to maintain life?
  4. How are animal cells and plant cells similar and how are they different?
  5. How are animal cells and bacteria similar and how are they different?


  1. Plant Fast Plants
  2. Introduction to Microscopes Lab
  3. Factory Model Blueprint Activity
  4. Cells Alive Worksheet
  5. Cell Diversity Compare and Contrast Worksheet
  6. Making a Model of the Cell Activity
  7. Cells Video- watch video and write down 10 facts you learned and 5 questions you had about the video.


  1. Evolution of cells
  2. Cell Communication

Further Research: cytoskeleton, nucleolus, nuclear pores, microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopes (TEM), phagocytosis, cell walls, intercellular junctions



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