We will investigate the aims outlined below. Following these investigations, you will need to know the steps outlined in the primary focus.

Cell Growth

(pp.130 - 131, Campbbell, for stages of mitosis) Aim: To determine whether root cell growth occurs at the top or the tip of the root. Primary focus: 1. Differentiate diagrams of cells in interphase and mitosis.
2. Calculate significant numbers in science, mean, error bars, standard deviation and t-test. We will work on this in an ongoing fashion.

Cell Magnification

Aim: Prepare a slide of your check cell. Calculate the magification of your cell diagram (Roberts lab manual pp. 14-15) Primary focus: 1. Describe how to stain a slide and view the chromosomal nucleus using methylene blue
2. Explain the two magnification steps (microscope x diagram enlargement) involved from original check cell to diagram. Be able to calculate the total magnifiction of the diagram.

Cell Invesitgations in topic 2We will investigate the aims outlined below.Following these investigations, you will need to know the steps outlined in the primary focus.

(pp.130 - 131, Campbbell, for stages of mitosis)Cell GrowthAim:To determine whether root cell growth occurs at the top or the tip of the root.Primary focus: 1. Differentiate diagrams of cells in interphase and mitosis.2. Calculate significant numbers in science, mean, error bars, standard deviation and t-test. We will work on this in an ongoing fashion.

Cell MagnificationAim:Prepare a slide of your check cell. Calculate the magification of your cell diagram (Roberts lab manual pp. 14-15)Primary focus: 1. Describe how to stain a slide and view the chromosomal nucleus using methylene blue2. Explain the two magnification steps (microscope x diagram enlargement) involved from original check cell to diagram. Be able to calculate the total magnifiction of the diagram.