Ch 18: Structure & Function of Cells & Organelles

About This Chapter

Learn about the structure and function of cells and organelles through the lessons in this chapter. Assess your progress with self-assessments lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.

Structure & Function of Cells & Organelles - Chapter Summary

Use our fast and flexible lessons to refresh and update your knowledge of cells and organelles. These lessons will help you become comfortable recalling these important science topics. In this chapter, you'll learn about:

  • Structure of the cell and the cell's components
  • The function of the cell membrane
  • Difference between organelles in plant and animal cells
  • Benefits of multicellular organisms
  • Different types of specialized cells
  • Functions of eukaryotic cells
  • Phases of the cell cycle
  • Stages of mitosis such as prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase
  • Information about reproductive cells such as meiosis

The lessons in this chapter will allow you to review the information in this chapter in a fun manner. Following each lesson, you will find a lesson quiz. You will get immediate feedback on these quizzes so you will know what your strengths and weaknesses are. When you complete all of the lessons, take the chapter exam to test yourself on all of the concepts that have been studied in this chapter.

9 Lessons in Chapter 18: Structure & Function of Cells & Organelles
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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.

Cell Membrane: Functions, Role & Structure

2. Cell Membrane: Functions, Role & Structure

You are made up of trillions and trillions of cells, and each one is separated from its surroundings by a cell membrane. Learn about the structure and functions of the cell membrane in this lesson.

Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions

3. Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions

This lesson will focus on the major organelles that are found inside eukaryotic cells. It will discuss their structures and functions. The differences in organelles found in plant and animal cells will also be covered.

Structure & Function in Biological Organization: Benefits & Disadvantages

4. 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.

Specialized Cells: Types & Functions

5. Specialized Cells: Types & Functions

Our bodies are made up of cells, but they are not all the same. Cells are specialized according to their functions. In this lesson, we'll learn about cell specialization and see examples of specialized cells.

Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences

6. 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.

The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

7. 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.

What is Mitosis? - Definition, Stages & Function

8. 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

9. 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.

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