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Membrane Channels - Membrane Channels, Membrane Potential, Cell Membrane

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AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic Bruce Walker, MD and Bisola Ojikutu, MD, MPH are passionate about fighting the global AIDS epidemic. Walker focuses on vaccine development in the lab, while Ojikutu works in the clinic and focuses on epidemiology. Complementing their U.S.-based research, each spends several months a year in Durban in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province—a region at the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in South Africa and the place with the highest incidence of HIV infection in the world.

Cell City Analogy Name:___________________________________________ In a far away city called Grant City, the main export and production product is the steel widget. Everyone in the town has something to do with steel widget making and the entire town is designed to build and export widgets. After the widget is constructed, they are placed on special carts which can deliver the widget anywhere in the city. Match the parts of the city (underlined) with the parts of the cell. 1. ** Create your own analogy of the cell using a different model.

Cells Alive worksheet Name:_____________________________________ Cells Alive- Internet Lesson Objectives: Understand the relative sizes of objects, including the cell, sketch and identify the function of cell structures; compare eukaryote to prokaryote cells; compare plant and animals cells Part A. "HOW BIG IS A...." (click on the interactive link "howbig" to access this page) Instructions: Look at the objects that can be found on the head of a pink. 1. 2. a) baker's yeast or e. coli b) lymphocyte or ragweed c) red blood cell or staphylococcus d) ragweed or dust mite 3. How big is it? Part B: Go to Cell Models and locate the image of a bacterial cell . Part C: Go to the Animal Cell Model and click through each of the parts and read their descriptions. Sketches 11. 12. 13. 14. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Go to the Plant Cell Model 9. 10. Part D: Comparing Cells

5 Creative Ways to Teach the Cell 1. 3 D Cell – this is a standard project for entry level biology classes, where students use various objects from around the house to design a three dimensional cell. Popular models are made of clay, cardboard, or styrofoam. Pros: Students seem to enjoy the project and you end up with a lot of amazing models. Cons: Can be expensive, difficult to store, or attract bugs if they are made of candy or other perishables, mostly done as individual projects. 2. 3. More Cells Created by Students 4. 5.