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2. Cells, Viruses and Reproduction

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2.1 Cell structure and function

This should get you in the mood, a very cinematic introduction to cells from Frank Gregorio

Watch this TedEd video that explains more about how the cell theory came about

Can you label this diagram of a light microscope?

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This is a fantastic set of animations from abpischools telling you everything you need to know about staining, measurements and definitions in microscopy

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A very nice video showing how a SEM is used to look at butterfly wings

Mr W goes through the structures in eukaryotic cells with some questionable rhymes

Hank’s take on animal cells

and plant cells

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Try this brilliant interactive from the university of Utah to learn what is inside cells

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This is another interactive from the university of Utah which is great for understanding scale and size of cells

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A nice summary of the different cell types from wiley

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These two resources from abpischools on cell structure and exocytosis are very useful

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This is a nice interactive on cell membranes from the Davidson Institute

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A very simple animation of the phospholipid bilayer from yellowtang

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This is a lovely sliding interactive looking at levels of organisation from abpischools

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Why not try this interactive crossword from ibiology.net

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There are plenty of great resources on the cells alive website

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There are also some fantastic apps available to help you learn about cells, my favourite is cell and cell structure by Emantras Inc but there are plenty more to choose from on Google Play or iTunes

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Try this Quizlet on cell structure and function

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2.2 Viruses

Frank Gregorio’s introduction to viruses

The amoeba sisters explain virus replication, the lytic and lysogenic cycle

The lytic cycle explained by Harvard

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The 10 deadliest viruses!

Hank explains all about Ebola in SciShow

A useful interactive Ebola map from the economist

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Try this Quizlet on viruses

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2.3 Eukaryotic cell cycle and division

Another stunning video from Frank Gregorio

Teacher’s pet explains the cell cycle

Watch this video and try the questions from McGraw-Hill on the cell cycle

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A nice animation from Harvard on the cell cycle

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Mr W raps about cell division and mitosis

A great summary of the cell cycle and mitosis

Why not try controlling the cell cycle in this fun little game from the nobel prize website

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Two Hanks are better than one

Another great animation by John Kyrk, this time on the stages of mitosis

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Here Hank explains meiosis

Another great summary here

Mr W at it again this time on meiosis

Nondisjunction is covered in full by this step by step tutorial

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Try this Quizlet on eukaryotic cell cycle and division

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2.4 Sexual reproduction in mammals

Teacher’s pet explains gametogenesis and non-disjunction in this video

A thorough explanation of spermatogenesis

A very good explanation of oogenesis from biology 101

And early embryo development

This is a very useful step by step tutorial covering all of cell division and gametogenesis from johnwiley.net

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Everything you need to know about Turner’s syndrome

Just for fun!

Try this Quizlet on sexual reproduction in mammals

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2.5 Sexual reproduction in plants

A nice summary of double fertlisation

The amoeba sisters cover everything from pollination to endosperm production

This video covers everything you need to know on sexual reproduction in flowering plants

Try this Quizlet on sexual reproduction in plants

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