Posts Tagged ‘ATP’

Cellular respiration

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Respiration is NOT breathing!  Ok, now I’ve got that off my chest, let’s continue 🙂

This is going to be some of the more challenging work we cover, but it is good stuff!  Start with this presentation.  Once you feel you have a handle on that, then move on to this one.  Once again, huge gratitude to Mr Taylor in Bandung for his work. Finally, here are the basics, summarized: Cell Respiration

A few good online resources to help you through this topic:    Cellular respiration song[youtube][/youtube]

We’ll do a lab where we burn peanuts to simulate cell respiration (you said no-one had allergies, right?). Burning peanuts to simulate cellular respiration

Membrane structure

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Lipid bilayer of the cell membrane - model by wellcome images

We’ll use this presentation in class.  You’ll need to be able to:

  • Draw and label a diagram to show the fluid mosaic model of membrane structure.
  • Explain the terms hydrophobic and hydrophilic, and how these properties help to maintain membrane structure.
  • List the many functions of membrane proteins.

And for a good idea of where this is taking us, here’s a short video.