Posts Tagged ‘cell theory’

Historical biology or biological history?

Friday, March 11th, 2011

microscope by staceyjoy on flickr

This week we’ll be looking at the development of the cell theory.  You will need to research the contribution made by each of the following scientists, find a picture of the person or what they made or saw, then use the information to construct a timeline.  Put all that into a presentation of some kind  [prezi / dipity /anything else appropriate].  Your presentation should also include the main points of the cell theory.  Enter the url of your work as a link in a comment on this post.

1.      Hans and Zacharias Janssen

2.      Robert Hooke

3.      Anton Leeuwenhoek

4.      Matthias Schleiden

5.      Theodor Schwann

6.      Rudolf Virchow

7.      August Weismann

Can you label the parts of the microscope on this drawing? Parts-of-a-microscope

Cell theory

Monday, August 16th, 2010

These are the syllabus statements for this section of the syllabus.  Use this presentation, your textbooks, or any other resources you find helpful to tackle these problems.  We will divide and conquer – a bit like cells specializing in one particular function, each of you will be responsible for one section, and then share your expertise.  This can be notes that you leave as a comment to this post, or a handout for your classmates, or both.

  • Outline the cell theory. 
  • Discuss the evidence for the cell theory.
  • State that unicellular organisms carry out all the functions of life.
  • State that multicellular organisms show emergent properties.
  • Explain that cells in multicellular organisms differentiate to carry out specialized functions by expressing some of their genes but not others.
  • State that stem cells retain the capacity to divide and have the ability to differentiate along different pathways.
  • Outline one therapeutic use of stem cells.

Unicellular & Multicellular Organisms     Cell Theory    SPECIALIZATION final

STEM CELLS – Laura Lehmann & Shloka Sharan

History meets Biology = Biostory?

Monday, October 12th, 2009
microscope by biology big brother on flickr

microscope by biology big brother on flickr

This week we’ll be looking at the development of the cell theory.  You will need to research the contribution made by each of the following scientists, find a picture of the person or what they made or saw, then use the information to construct a timeline.  Put all that into a powerpoint or prezi presentation.  Done! 

1.      Hans and Zacharias Janssen

2.      Robert Hooke

3.      Anton Leeuwenhoek

4.      Matthias Schleiden

5.      Theodor Schwann

6.      Rudolf Virchow

7.      August Weismann

Here is some more info and the rubric that will be used to assess this activity.  Integrated Science 1 cell theory activity