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The Life of a Cell
Energy in a Cell
MIT Biology HyperTextbook
This site provides detailed information about the reactions in photosynthesis. Follow the link to learn more about this process. What are the two primary pigments involved in photosynthesis?
What organisms derive reductive power by oxidizing compounds such as hydrogen gas, ammonia, or iron? What is this energy production system called?
POL Home Page
This Web site is maintained by the American Society for Photobiology, a Washington, D.C. group that supports photobiological research. How is photobiology different from other disciplines
Everything you wanted to know about photosynthesis. At the bottom of the page is a link that describes science fair projects related to photosynthesis. Choose one of these experiments
and conduct it for the science fair.
Visit this site for a breakdown of plant pigments. What is the difference between chlorophylls and carotenoids?
This is a lab procedure that you can perform with the pigments in spinach leaves. With your teacher's supervision, perform this experiment and compare the results with others in your
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The ASBMB is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization for professional biochemists. After visiting this page, write a journal article pretending you are a biochemist, explaining
how you use the site in your profession.
Check out this site for a detailed look at cellular respiration including the citric acid cycle. How many ATP molecules are formed during cellular respiration?
Unit 3: The Life of a Cell
Hydrogen Bonding in Organic and Biochemistry
Access this site to learn how hydrogen bonding occurs and its importance in biology. What kind of forces are at work in a hydrogen bond? Create a poster by drawing diagrams of the different
Follow the link to this site to take a 3-D navigational tour through a plant cell. What structure is unique to plant cells? View an electron micrograph of a real plant cell and compare
it to the virtual cell in a journal article.
The Cell Nucleus I
Visit this site to focus on the cell nucleus. Use this information to make a 3-D model of a human cell.
This site covers cells in detail. Visit it to learn about the different types of cells and their purpose. Visit the Cell Gallery and write a journal entry describing the properties of
three different types of cells.