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Components of Living Things - Chapter Summary
This informative and self-paced chapter is made up of lessons on the components of living things. Here you'll review the structure of the cell and the definition of photosynthesis, as well as other related subjects. Once you complete this chapter, you should be able to perform the following objectives:
- Outline the function and structure of the cell
- Explain how cell division works
- Detail the energy transfer in cells through cellular respiration
- Provide a definition of and the reactions made in photosynthesis
- Give an explanation for the different types of tissues
- Discuss the benefits and disadvantages of structure and function in biological organization
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1. The Cell: Structure & Function
The cell is a small, but complex structure. Take a look inside the outer plasma membrane of a cell and discover the functions of some common cellular components, including the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and mitochondria, in this lesson.
2. What is Cell Division?
This lesson is on cell division. We'll learn what cell division is and how the process differs between bacteria, plant, animal and fungal cells. Then test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
3. Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells
Watch this short video to learn the basics about converting organic compounds into ATP, also known as cellular respiration. We'll look at an overview of the process.
4. Photosynthesis: Definition & Reactions
Some people may falsely assume plants to be weaker than animals. However, plants and a few other organisms harness light energy from the sun to feed the rest of us. This lesson will introduce you to how they do it.
5. What Are Tissues? - Types & Explanation
Learn about the different tissues that are found in humans and plants. This lesson summarizes the four tissue types in humans and the three tissue systems of plants.
6. Structure & Function in Biological Organization: Benefits & Disadvantages
This lesson will discuss biological organization in terms of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. It will also discuss the benefits and disadvantages of multicellular versus single-celled organisms.
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