AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Matter 3- Structure & Support

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

Videos By Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 1:

Supplementary Resources:

“Crash Course: Biology” Videos:

In Da Club - Membranes & Transport: Biology #5

Videos By Paul Andersen:

A Tour of the Cell

Cellular Organelles

Questions to answer:

  1. How does the structure of the cytoskeleton contribute to its function?
  2. Diagram an individual phosopholipid and a bilayer of phospholipids.  Label the hydrophillic head, and hydrophobic tails in both.
  3. Explain the Fluid Mosaic model of the cell membrane and describe the functions of the proteins that are embedded in the membrane.
  4. Diagram the cell membrane.  Label the following parts: lipid bilayer, integral proteins, peripheral proteins, cholesterol, cytoskeleton, extracellular matrix, glycoproteins, glycolipids.  Explain the function of each part of the cell membrane in contributing to the functioning of the cell.  
  5. If cells can not visually inspect other cells, how do the cells of our immune system know if a particular cell they encounter is part of us or part of another organism?

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)