Exploring Life - Honors Biology Chapter 6 Cells
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Click on Chapter 6
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Start with Concept 6.1 The questions proceed with the disk. Do all the
activities. Answer my questions.
Question 1: In microns (millionth’s of a meter):
A-How big are the cells in a mushroom?
B-How big are the cells in tree bark?
C-How big are the cells in frog skin?
Question 2: Why are the nuclei in the frog skin pink?
Question 3: A- Define hydrophobic. B-Define hydrophilic
Question 4: Why is a membrane described as a “fluid
Question 5: Why does Dr. G. repeat over and over “semi-permeable
phospholipid bilayer with embedded proteins?”
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Question 6: Does water pass through the membrane easily?
(why or why not)
Question 7: Based on activity 6.3 do you think N2 would be
able to cross the membrane?
What about H+? What about K+? What
about Cl-? What about sucrose? Provide a brief explanation for each.
Question 8: What does the Na+/K+ pump need that the other transport proteins
Question 9: What are the three types of transport across a
cell membrane? (Do not say, bicycle, car and bus!)
Question 10: What do the prefixes endo- and exo- mean? What does the root
Question 11: What parts, in activity 6.4 are common to animal and plant
Question 12: Why couldn’t the insulin just diffuse across the membrane?
Question 13: What part of the chloroplast actually absorbs the light
Question 14: Where in the mitochondria is energy made?
Question 15: Go to the virtual textbook (Chapter 6 on the left side of
the screen) and go over the section on osmosis (in Concept 6.3).
What would happen to an animal cell in hypotonic solution?
Question 16: What would happen to an animal cell in hypertonic solution?
Question 17: What would happen to an animal cell in isotonic solution?
Question 18: What would happen to a plant cell in hypotonic solution?
Question 19: What would happen to a plant cell in hypertonic solution?
What would happen to a plant cell in isotonic solution?
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