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Times they are a changing - and science is the engine of that change.
EurekaScience.com pages contain a great deal of information about cells and
cell biology for classroom and homeschool teachers, parents, and students of
all ages. This page is designed to serve as a hub in all of the
information to direct you to your area of specific interest.
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Prokaryotes, or bacteria, are more simple in structure than their eukaryotic
brethren. But, they perform all of the same basic functions of any
other cell type. Bacteria are located all over the world in a google
of environments - soil, water, and even inside your intestines. They
are in ecological balance with all life on earth. An ecologically
essential function of some types of bacteria is to 'fix nitrogen', meaning,
to take nitrogen gas from the atmosphere and covalently bond it to another
molecule. These are the ONLY life forms on earth which can accomplish
this feat. All of the rest of life uses the fixed nitrogen they make
to synthesize all sorts of things, from proteins to vitamins.
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webpage: animal cells for parents &
Animal cells are eukaryotes with organelles. To make an animal, it
takes many many different types of cells with different types of functions.
These cells have the same DNA and genetic makeup - but they do differ in the
number of certain organelles or proteins that allows the different cell
functions to emerge. To illustrate these types of differences we look
at heart cells and white blood cells.
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webpage: animal cells for parents & teachers
Plant cells, too, are eukaryotes with organelles. And like animals,
plants have many cell types that each perform different functions - like
root cells and leaf cells. Leaf cells can absorb sunlight and convert
the light energy to into bonds that link molecules of carbon dioxide gas to
make sugar. The ecological connection with animals is essential for
animals. Animals eat the plants and use the sugar for energy to run
all of their cell functions. Also, plants take in carbon dioxide from
the atmosphere and put oxygen back into atmosphere. Animals do just
the opposite - breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide.
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Check out the questions that students, parents, teachers and life-long
learners have sent into Dr. Pat regarding cells and the answers.
You'll find things like: what is the difference between animal and plant
cells and cell model ideas.
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These pages are constantly being updated with the latest breakthroughs and
discoveries in biology, medicine, archaeology, astronomy, marine biology
or about endangered species or our planet earth. This can be useful
information for term papers, lesson plans, or to simply keep up on the
fascinating world around us.
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