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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a cell theory and living organisms unit of a standard cell biology course. Topics covered include:
- Cell overview
- Cell theory
- Living organisms' defining characteristics
- Organisms overview
- Characteristics of unicellular and multicellular organisms
- Taxonomy and classification process
- Living systems requirements of energy and matter
1. What are Cells? - Overview
All living organisms are made up of cells, but do you know what a cell is? In this lesson, you can learn about the three main structures that all cells contain and about the two major types of cells.
2. What is Cell Theory? - Definition & Parts
Cell theory is a fundamental theory in biology that makes generalizations about cells. This lesson will help you understand the three main principles of cell theory.
3. The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms
A house is not a living thing, but the people, animals, and plants living inside it are. So how do we define 'life'? Learn about seven characteristics that all living organisms have in common, no matter how different they may look on the outside.
4. Organism: Definition & Explanation
An organism is any living thing. There are millions of organisms, so how do scientists organize them all? Learn more about the diversity of life on Earth and how scientists classify them, then take a quiz to test your knowledge!
5. Unicellular Organisms: Definition & Examples
Life takes a great variety of forms. This world is home to many simple organisms that live in a variety of environments. In this lesson, we will examine unicellular organisms to gain a better understanding of them.
6. Multicellular Organism: Examples & Definition
Most organisms consist of only one cell and are invisible to the naked eye. Others, such as the rabbit, the bread mold and the pine tree, are made of many cells. Learn how to classify the multi-cellular organisms that inhabit our world.
7. Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium
In this lesson on multicellular organisms, you'll take a look at what it actually means to be multicellular and how cells are organized into tissues, organs, and organ systems. This lesson also covers one of the four main tissue types: epithelial tissue.
8. Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things
The name you give to a living thing may be completely different than the name someone else uses. In science, we use a common naming system for all living things to avoid confusion. This lesson will explore the basics of our classification system.
9. Living Systems Requirement for Free Energy and Matter
Free energy and matter are required by all living things in order to grow, reproduce, and maintain biological processes. Additionally, free energy and matter must also be recycled through the environment in order to remove dead material and allow for new growth.
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Other chapters within the Cell Biology Study Guide course
- Parts of a Cell
- Cell Transport
- Cell Communication
- Plant Cells: Structure, Function and Metabolic Energy
- Cellular Respiration
- Stages of Cell Division
- Cells and Reproduction
- DNA: The Basis of Inheritance
- Protein Synthesis: Transcription and Translation
- Biochemistry of Major Macromolecules and Enzyme Function
- Bacteria and Viruses
- Levels of Cell Organization and Specialization