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Learning Exercise

Material: Cells Alive!
Submitted by: Scott Cooper on Sep 29, 2009
Date Last Modified: Sep 29, 2009
Title: Membranes and Cell Structure
Description: In an introductory biology course, a lecture is often devoted to describing the functions of each organelle. While this information is important, it can be fairly dry and presented more as a laundry list. The purpose of this activity is to get students to engage the material out of class for a first exposure and identification of the components of a cell and membrane. Then the functions and more complex details can be expanded on in lecture.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Supplemental Activity, Unsupervised
Time Required 20 min
Topics: Membranes and Cell Structure
Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division, High School
Learning Objectives: To give students a first exposure to the functions of organelles and components of a membrane out of class so that they are familiar with the terms before lecture.
Text of Learning Exercise: This is a simple one page assignment that can be given to students and collected, an online quiz developed for assessment, or just as a review. There are links to several online tutorials in which students can find answers to these questions.
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Assessment: The assignment could be collected and graded or you could develop a quiz to test the students on their understanding of the material.
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