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Ch 7: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 7: Cell Structure and Function

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The Cell Structure and Function chapter of this Prentice Hall Biology Textbook Companion Course helps students learn the essential biology lessons of cell structure and function. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Cell Structure and Function textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Biology's Cell Structure and Function chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the cell structure and function topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Structure of the nucleolus, nuclear membrane and nuclear pores
  • The cytoskeleton's microtubules and microfilaments
  • Endomembrane system components
  • The chloroplast's stroma, thylakoid and grana
  • Structure of mitochondria cristae, matrices and membranes
  • Passive and active transport in cells
  • Endocytosis and exocytosis across the cell membrane
  • Multicellular organisms, tissues and epithelium

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11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 7: Cell Structure and Function
Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences

1. 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.

Structure of the Nucleus: Nucleolus, Nuclear Membrane, and Nuclear Pores

2. Structure of the Nucleus: Nucleolus, Nuclear Membrane, and Nuclear Pores

In this lesson, we'll discuss the organization and importance of the nucleus in your cells. This is the membrane-bound structure responsible for containing all the genetic material essential to making you who you are.

The Cytoskeleton: Microtubules and Microfilaments

3. The Cytoskeleton: Microtubules and Microfilaments

In this lesson, we'll learn about the cytoskeleton of your cells. This network of microtubules, intermediate filaments, and microfilaments helps different types of cells maintain a unique set of characteristics, including shape and movement.

The Endomembrane System: Functions & Components

4. The Endomembrane System: Functions & Components

In this lesson, we'll learn about the endomembrane system, which consists of the endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus. This system is important in making, packaging, and shipping all sorts of goodies for the cell to use!

Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana

5. 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.

Mitochondria Structure: Cristae, Matrix and Inner & Outer Membrane

6. Mitochondria Structure: Cristae, Matrix and Inner & Outer Membrane

If you want to make it through the day, you're going to need some energy. In this lesson, we'll learn about the organelle that supplies this energy, the mitochondrion, and why this cell structure appreciates the time you took to eat breakfast this morning!

Passive Transport in Cells: Simple and Facilitated Diffusion & Osmosis

7. Passive Transport in Cells: Simple and Facilitated Diffusion & Osmosis

A cell membrane is selectively permeable - not permeable to everything. In this lesson, we'll talk about methods of passive transport along a concentration gradient, including simple and facilitated diffusion and osmosis.

Active Transport in Cells: Definition & Examples

8. Active Transport in Cells: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn how substances are transported across the cell membrane against the concentration gradient. This might seem like an uphill battle for the cell, but all it takes is a little chemical energy and a few integral membrane proteins to kick off some active transport!

Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

9. Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

In this lesson, we'll discover how some cells can eat, drink, and digest their dinner through the process of endocytosis and a structure called the lysosome. In addition, we'll learn how a cell can throw out the leftovers across the cell membrane during exocytosis.

Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

10. 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.

Aerobic Respiration: Definition, Steps, Products & Equation

11. Aerobic Respiration: Definition, Steps, Products & Equation

Aerobic respiration is the process most living things undergo to use food energy. Here, we will investigate the definition, the steps of the process, what goes in and what comes out of the process, and the chemical formula. Get ready to breathe!

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