The Biology Corner Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:52:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cells Alive Worksheet Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:52:41 +0000 This worksheet follows diagrams and activities at which focuses on the size of cells compared to other objects, such as viruses and pollen.  Students view interactive plant, animal, and bacteria cells to learn about the different structures associated with each.]]> 0 What Causes Mitochondrial Disease – CER Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:25:39 +0000 This reading passage describes how genes in the nuclear DNA and in the mitochondrial DNA  (mtDNA) code for proteins found in the inner membrane of the mitochondria.   Mutations in those genes can cause the protein to not work, resulting in cells not getting enough energy.  ]]> 0 Investigation: The Effect of Salt on a Potato Sat, 15 Sep 2018 17:03:15 +0000 Students observe how the mass of a potato slice changes when soaked overnight in salt water.  The activity is intended to be done as part of a lesson on osmosis and hypertonic and hypotonic solutions.   Students will need about 15 minutes to set up their cups, weigh their slices and make predictions about what they think will happen.]]> 0