Ch 15: OAE - Integrated Science: Cell Structure & Function

About This Chapter

Ohio requires its science teachers to take the OAE Integrated Science exam for licensure. The exam will have questions on biology, and, in particular, cell structure. This chapter of our study guide will help you review key ideas about cell structure.

OAE Integrated Science: Cell Structure & Function - Chapter Summary

Study cell structure and function prior to taking the OAE Integrated Science exam. This chapter first covers the dominant theory of cell evolution. It then has a series of lessons examining the main characteristics of cells. These characteristics include their different structures and functions as well as their cellular reproduction. By the end of the chapter, you will have refreshed your memory about:

  • The endosymbiosis theory
  • The characteristics of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • Mitosis and meiosis
  • The cell cycle
  • Active and passive transport processes
  • Cell respiration
  • Dark reactions of photosynthesis

These lessons have questions at the end of each. The questions are modeled on the same questions the OAE test will contain. You will gain experience with the types of questions you will soon face and learn how to quickly and effectively answer them.

OAE Integrated Science: Cell Structure & Function Chapter Objectives

This Integrated Science test is a specific content-area test for future science teachers in Ohio. The test exams your knowledge of the following four domains: the nature of science, earth and space science, physical science, and life science. This chapter is part of the life science section of the exam. Twenty five percent of the exam features questions from this life science domain. The life science section examines your knowledge of all the units of life, starting from simple cells to the largest organization of living beings, ecosystems.

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: OAE - Integrated Science: Cell Structure & Function
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The Endosymbiosis Theory: Evolution of Cells

1. The Endosymbiosis Theory: Evolution of Cells

Ever wonder why some cells are very simple and others are complex with countless organelles to remember? We will look at how simple cells evolved to become more complex cells - as well as evidence to support this.

The Cell: Structure & Function

2. 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.

Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences

3. 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.

Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells

4. 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.

Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

5. Dark Reactions of Photosynthesis: The Calvin-Benson Cycle

Photosynthesis starts out using the energy from sunlight to get things started, but it ends with the dark reactions, which don't need sunshine to complete sugar production. In the Calvin cycle, ATP and NADPH from the light reactions are used to produce sugars.

What is Mitosis? - Definition, Stages & Function

6. 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

7. 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.

The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

8. The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

Learn about the dividing and non-dividing states of the cell and discover the different phases of the cell cycle, including interphase, cytokinesis, and the stages of cell division.

Passive & Active Transport in Cells

9. Passive & Active Transport in Cells

In order for your cells to survive, nutrients and other substances must be allowed to move in and out across the cell membrane. Sometimes this requires energy (active transport), and sometimes it does not (passive transport).

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