Ch 5: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Cell Structure & Function

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Getting ready for the MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary) exam is made simple with this chapter on the development and characteristics of various types of cells. Maximize your test preparation by taking the multiple-choice chapter test and lesson quizzes.

MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Cell Structure & Function - Chapter Summary

This Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Integrated Science (Secondary) preparation chapter delves into cellular structure and function, mitosis, meiosis, and cell theory. Each video lesson presents a concise topic that will enable you to:

  • Explain protein synthesis in cells
  • Identify similarities and differences in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • Point out the cell wall and central vacuole of plant cells
  • Differentiate between cytokinesis in plant and animal cells

Each video is accompanied by a suite of exam preparation materials. You can print out the lesson transcript and the worksheet to help you study key terms and information. Use the quizzes and chapter test to get realistic test practice. Handy tags within the videos and in the quiz allow you to jump back to specific information you need to review further to be ready for test day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: MTTC Integrated Science (Secondary): Cell Structure & Function
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The Cell: Structure & Function

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.

What is Mitosis? - Definition, Stages & Function

2. What is Mitosis? - Definition, Stages & Function

Every day your body cells are dividing using a process called mitosis. This allows you to grow and replace damaged or worn out cells. Learn about the stages of mitosis: prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase.

What is Meiosis? - Steps & Results

3. What is Meiosis? - Steps & Results

It's meiosis that gives us the male and female reproductive cells known as the egg and sperm. In meiosis, two cell divisions take place, which produces four genetically unique cells with half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell.

Protein Synthesis in Cells: Process & Importance

4. Protein Synthesis in Cells: Process & Importance

The DNA of the cell contains the blueprints for all the proteins in the body. These blueprints become proteins with the help of RNA and ribosomes. Follow along with this lesson to learn about the two major phases of protein synthesis: transcription and translation.

Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences

5. Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences

In this lesson, we discuss the similarities and differences between the eukaryotic cells of your body and prokaryotic cells such as bacteria. Eukaryotes organize different functions within specialized membrane-bound compartments called organelles. These structures do not exist in prokaryotes.

Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole

6. 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!

Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells

7. Cytokinesis: Animal Versus Plant Cells

What's a cell to do when it must divide in two? We'll explore cytokinesis and see how the process can differ in important ways when it comes to plant versus animal cells.

What is Cell Theory? - Definition, Timeline & Parts

8. What is Cell Theory? - Definition, Timeline & Parts

Many scientists and the discovery of the microscope contributed to new ideas about living things. One important idea is cell theory, which draws on the work of many scientists in the past to describe cells and how they are organized in living things.

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