Ch 17: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Cell Structure & Function

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Develop your understanding of cell structure and function when you watch this chapter's online videos. The lessons are designed to prepare you for the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination.

TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Cell Structure & Function - Chapter Summary

Explore the fundamentals of cell structure and function, and solidify your knowledge of this chapter's material in preparation for earning a Master Science Teacher certification for grades 8-12. The online video lessons in this chapter will expand your knowledge of different kinds of endocytosis and the characteristics of the endomembrane system as well as the process of transcription. Your review of these topics could result in a positive outcome when you take the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination. Watch the videos for assistance with:

  • Describing cell components and the fluid mosaic model
  • Distinguishing between hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules
  • Explaining active and passive transport
  • Discussing the processes of exocytosis and endocytosis
  • Understanding the composition of the nucleus, the ribosome and the endomembrane system
  • Recalling the characteristics of the cytoskeleton
  • Describing the structural membranes of mitochondria and chloroplasts
  • Listing the components of plant cells
  • Identifying the contrasts between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
  • Understanding the effects of viruses

Experienced science teachers deliver the video lessons in an effort to familiarize you with the types of questions you'll face when you sit for the TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12 examination. Since these lessons are self-paced, you won't have to adjust your schedule to study. You can also take advantage of the opportunities to submit your questions and to test your knowledge with the self-assessment quizzes.

5 Lessons in Chapter 17: TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Cell Structure & Function
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions

1. 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.

Interaction of Major Systems & Processes in Animals

2. Interaction of Major Systems & Processes in Animals

In this lesson, you'll learn about interactions at all levels of animals: organelles, cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms themselves. You'll also gain a better understanding of the complexity of the organization of living things.

Passive Transport in Cells: Simple and Facilitated Diffusion & Osmosis

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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