ScienceSource 8 - Unit A

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Electronic Student Book Table of Contents and Introduction - this Table of Contents and Introduction Electronic Student Book file is provided in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. Please note that some Electronic Student Book files are large and may take some time to download to your computer.


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Electronic Student Book Toolkit - this Toolkit Electronic Student Book file is provided in pdf format.


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Electronic Student Book Glossary and Index - this Glossary and Index Electronic Student Book file is provided in .pdf format.


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Electronic Student Book Chapter 1 - the Electronic Student Book file for this chapter is provided in web-enabled pdf format. If you are logged into ScienceSource.ca, clicking the page numbers of the pdf file will present you with all available web resources for that page.


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Mosquitoes and Illness - before microscopes and knowledge of cells, diseases like malaria and West Nile were almost impossible for people to understand:


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Arthropod Viruses - how insects help to spread disease.


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Unit Task: Learning About Cells - we are all made of cells, but how can you teach others about these tiny building blocks of life?

  • Cell Models - they are not as famous as runway models, but these models still look great.
  • Cells Powerpoint Presentation - an example of how you might teach someone about cells using presentation software.

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Sizes Under the Microscope - it can be difficult to understand just how small microscopic objects really are.

  • How Big Is A ... - keep this activity in mind as you learn about microscopic things.
  • Cell Size and Scale - slowly drag the slider at the bottom of the window to zoom in and get an idea of the relative size of different cells.

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Magnifying Things Too Small To See - to understand, we observe, but how do you understand something you cannot observe?


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Microscopic World - amazing images from a world that we live in, but can only see with a microscope.


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The Cell Theory - what is true about the cells found in all living things?


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Spontaneous Generation - how could early scientists explain mould on food, tadpoles in the river, or maggots on meat?


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The Compound Light Microscope - by using two lenses and a good light source, a tiny world is revealed.


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The Light Microscope - learn more about this powerful classroom tool.


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Living Things and Cell Theory - living things are made of cells, but do you know more than that?


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Section 1.1 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.


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What is Magnification? - cells are revealed to us through magnification, but how can we imagine these tiny structures?

  • Secret Worlds: The Universe Within - take this amazing tour that shows how changing your perspective and magnification changes the world you are in.
  • Cell Size and Scale - slowly drag the slider at the bottom of the window to zoom in and get an idea of the relative size of different cells.

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Comparing Plant and Animal Cells - all living things are made up of cells, but how different are plant and animal cells?

  • Cell Differences - this is a very informative site with excellent illustrations.
  • Plant and Animal Cells - a different approach to comparing plant and animal cells.

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Supplementary Lab: Cells Are the Basic Units of Life - Comparing Plant and Animal Cells - How do the cells of plants and animals vary in shape, size, and composition? This lab has students view prepared slides of plant and animal cells, and asks them to compare the two based on their observations.


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Cell Structure - - select a plant or animal cell and use the microscope to see how it is made up (ExploreLearning login is required).


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Living Cells - observe cells in action.


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Animal and Plant Cells - how well do you know the plant and animal cell parts? Try labeling this image to find out.


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Plant and Animal Cells - try this advanced labeling activity to see if you know your plant and animal cell differences.


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Special Techniques for Studying Cells - if most organelles are colourless, how can we see them under the microscope?


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Why Do Geologists Use Microscopes? - rocks also have very small details that cannot be seen without a microscope.

  • Polarized Light Microscopy - did you know that different mineral crystals give off different colours of polarized light at different angles?
  • A Grain of Sand - show these images to your friends and ask them if they know what they are looking at.

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Preparing Slides - how to get slides ready to view under the microscope.


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Key Lab Video: Activity A12 - Preparing Wet Mount Slides - join Author Don Lacy for tips and demonstrations on how to make proper wet mount slides.


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Comparing Plant and Animal Cells - do you know how animal and plant cells differ?


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Section 1.2 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.


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SMART notebook activity - 1.3 The Flow of Materials into and out of Cells - use this SMART notebook object to enhance your lesson. This is a downloadable file that requires SMART notebook software.


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Cell Membranes - these activities will help to understand permeability.


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Diffusion - - observe the motion of particles in an enclosure with an adjustable partition in the middle (ExploreLearning login is required).


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The Artificial Kidney - by using a dialysis procedure, wastes can be removed from the blood of patients whose kidneys do not work well.


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Diffusion and Osmosis - the movement of particles from high concentration to low concentration.


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Bottled Water - the movement of particles from high concentration to low concentration.

  • The Truth About Tap - we buy it for health and convenience, but do we know what we are really getting?
  • Mineral Water - many bottled waters are called "mineral water" because of all the mineral particles they contain.

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Osmosis - - adjust the concentration of a solute on either side of a cell membrane and start the timer to see what happens (ExploreLearning login is required).


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The Flow of Materials into and out of Cells - do you know how matter moves in and out of cells?


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Section 1.3 Quiz - need more practice? Try this online quiz.


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Solving the Mystery of Viruses - viruses are so small an electron microscope (which uses tiny electrons instead of light) is needed to view them.


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Reverse Osmosis - making water move from low concentration to high concentration has benefits, such as removing harmful particles and cells.


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Chapter 1 Quiz - want to review what you have learned in chapter 1? Try this special online chapter quiz.


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Unit Task: Learning About Cells - all cells share certain characteristics, but plant and animal cells differ in some fundamental ways:


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