Eukaryotic Cells: Assembling the Cell

In this interactive object, learners read the definitions of the parts of a cell and assemble a basic eukaryotic cell in a drag and drop exercise. A matching quiz involving cell terms and their definitions completes the activity.

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Posted by Raghed Ahmed on 11/9/2014 6:02:13 AM Votes 1.00

Why are most cells small

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Cells are so little, so they can maximize their ratio of surface area to volume. Smaller cells have a higher ratio which allow more molecules and ions move across the cell membrane per unit of cytoplasmic volume. Cells are so small because they need to be able to get the nutrients in and the waste out quickly.

Posted by Sean McKisic-Student on 10/3/2016 8:28:09 PM Reply
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  • To maximize surface area to volume ratio

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    Posted by Calder Bender on 9/21/2016 6:01:53 PM Votes 0.00
  • Cells are so little, so they can maximize their ratio of surface area to volume. Smaller cells have a higher ratio which allow more molecules and ions move across the cell membrane per unit of cytoplasmic volume. Cells are so small because they need to be able to get the nutrients in and the waste out quickly.

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    Posted by Sean McKisic-Student on 10/3/2016 8:29:09 PM Votes 0.00
Posted by Lindsey Brooke Adams on 12/5/2016 10:23:32 PM Votes 0.00

What is the actual size of a cell

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what is the actual size of a cell?

Posted by Sean McKisic-Student on 10/3/2016 8:31:06 PM Reply