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Ch 3: The Parts of Cells: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Parts of Cells chapter of this Middle School Life Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about cellular components. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving the parts of cells required in a typical middle school life science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other life science work.
  • Identify the cell parts concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our Middle School Life Science Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the parts of cells and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding chloroplasts, mitochondria, organelles or any other cell parts topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their science learning
  • Prefer learning about science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their parts of cells unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in middle school life science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about the parts of cells simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live science tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about the parts of cells on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Describe the components of cells
  • Discuss instances where active or passive transport are required
  • Explain the processes of saturation, osmosis and diffusion
  • Understand what happens during endocytosis and exocytosis
  • List the components of the nucleus
  • Describe the structure of mitochondria, chloroplast and plant cells
  • Contrast prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Learn about the infection cycles and characteristics of viruses

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Parts of Cells: Tutoring Solution
Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

1. 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.

Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana

2. 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.

Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole

3. 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!

Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences

4. 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.

Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles

5. Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles

Viruses are generally not only our enemy but also the enemy of many other organisms. Bacteriophages are viruses that infect specific bacteria. In this lesson, we'll discuss their basic structure and infection cycle.

Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions

6. Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions

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

Vesicles: Definition & Function

7. Vesicles: Definition & Function

Cells must be able to move molecules, digest particles, and secrete materials in order to survive. For many cellular functions, vesicles are used. In this lesson, we will learn about vesicles and how they are used by cells.

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