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MTEL Biology: Plant Cells - Chapter Summary
You can use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your memory about plant cells, in preparation for the MTEL Biology exam. The videos cover everything you need to know including:
- Chloroplast structure
- Plant cell structures
Our knowledgeable instructors walk you through each topic, pinpointing the important points you need to remember for the test. By using a diverse array of approaches to learning, getting to where you feel solid with the material is easy and fun.
Objectives of the MTEL Biology: Plant Cells Chapter
The MTEL Biology exam is a standardized test that evaluates your knowledge and understanding of the broad range of topics that make up the field of biology. You need a passing score on the exam to be licensed as a teacher in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The topics in the Plant Cells chapter are part of the Chemistry of Life and Cell Biology Objective. You can expect to find 16-18 multiple-choice questions on this objective on the test. By taking the self-assessment quizzes that come with each video, you can check on your level of comprehension while at the same time gain practice with the types of questions that will appear on the actual test.
There are 100 multiple-choice items and two open-response items on the test. For the multiple choice, you will read a passage followed by several response options and select the correct one. For the open-response items, you will compose an organized, logical, well-written essay demonstrating your integration of knowledge about several areas within biology. Multiple-choice counts for 80% of the grade; open-response counts for 20%.
1. Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana
In this lesson, we'll explore the parts of the chloroplast, such as the thylakoids and stroma, that make a chloroplast the perfect place for conducting photosynthesis in plant cells.
2. Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole
In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the things that make plant cells so different from our cells. In addition to being mean, green photosynthesizing machines, plant cells have cell walls and central vacuoles to make them unique!
3. Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis
Plants are clean, green, photosynthesizing machines. Using a specialized pigment called chlorophyll, plants are able to soak up energy from the sun and turn it into food. In this lesson, we'll start to learn why chlorophyll literally gets excited about a sunny day!
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