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Cell Structure and Function

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What are some characteristics that all living things share? Is a chicken egg a cell? Does a nerve cell look the same as a muscle cell? How do cells work? How do cells work in multicellular organisms? 

The Cell Structure and Function Enhanced E-book from the National Science Teachers Association is packed with engaging text, interactive multimedia, and plentiful resources to help teachers, students, and other readers understand more about how cells, the basic building blocks of all organisms, function as systems of organelles and associated structures in a dynamic equilibrium between their internal and external environments and how they are specialized to function efficiently in multicellular organisms. Developed for teachers by teachers, content experts, and pedagogy experts, the Cell Structure and Function Enhanced E-book provides detailed explanations of key science concepts, plus self-directed, embedded assessment to allow readers to check their learning. Teaching strategies and other suggestions for the classroom will help teachers better understand student preconceptions and inquiry learning. The book’s appealing multimedia and interactive simulations can also be used in the classroom to make key science ideas come alive for students.

Topics covered include:
The Basis of Life – Criteria used to separate living from nonliving things; how surface area-to-volume ratio determines the size and functionality of cells; how life forms such as bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, plants, and animals are classified

The Cellular Factory – what organelles comprise cells; how organelles function in cells; how organelle functions and proteins are connected; how cells are specialized in multicellular organisms

The Molecular Machinery of Life – How water, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids are used by cells; why carbon is central to the production of macromolecules; how cells derive and store the energy that powers cellular processes

Proteins – What the role of proteins are in the functioning of cells; how different combinations of 20 amino acids determine the role and function of proteins; how ribosomes carry out the synthesis of proteins in the cell; the role of proteins outside cells 

Features: Interactive simulations, animations, videos, hands-on activities

What's New in Version 1.5

minor fixes


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Cell Structure and Function
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  • $29.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Life Sciences
  • Published: Jul 07, 2014
  • Publisher: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
  • Seller: National Science Teachers Association
  • Print Length: 159 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.5
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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