Friday, September 27, 2013

Today in Science class, I made up my own cell. My cell is a "Cancer resistant cell." :)

There was a question that Mrs. Thompson asked me when I made it, and the question was,
"Why is it Cancer Resistant?"

I made a paragraph about my cell and why it is "Cancer resistant."
Well first of all, if the membrane in cell the was bigger, it would be better protection from any cancerous cells. In the case that any cancerous cells got inside these cells, there would be more vacuoles which would be better waste removal. (cancer cells) If the cancer cells were still inside these cells, well the more vacuoles could store the cancer cells away so they do not spread to any other cells! More cytoplasm in these cells would make more oxygen for people just in case they are having trouble breathing IF they had cancer. These cells would have more endoplasmic reticulum so the cancerous cells could move out of the cells waaayyy faster than with just little endoplasmic reticulum. (IF there were cancerous cells.) Also if there was more mitochondria, people with cancer would have a lot more energy. A bigger nucleus in these cells would overall give better control for the cells.
This is a tumour forming in a cell.
Cancer cells don't stop growing. (2013) uploaded by cancerhelp UK. available at

Designing A Cell

Cells and Systems

Designing A Cell

Today we made a chart to plan out an Editable Cell. We came up with up with many options for parts of the cell.

Cell Membrane- Icing, Pan, Fruit Sheet

Nucleus- Cookie, Orange, Donut, Popcorn Ball, Cupcake

Vacuole- One Big Fruit Gusher, Grapes

Mitochondria- Gummy Hotdogs

Cell Wall- Icing, Rice Krispy, Kit Kat, Cookie Dough, Carrots, Celery 

Cytoplasm- Jell-O, Cake, Pudding, Food Colored Cool Whip 

Chloroplasts- Celery, Gumdrops, Kiwi

Kids have broken up into groups of four, and each group will create one cell. We will start our creations on Tuesday and work on them for two days.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

UNIT:  Cells and Systems

Today we reviewed the differences between plant cells and animal cells.
(ex)    PLANT CELL&ANIMAL CELLS- both have:
-cell membrane(skin)
-Endoplasmic Reticulum(freeway)
-mitochondria(breaks down your food)

PLANTS ONLY(otherthan the ones above)
-cell walls(extra shell)

We also drew a cell. It could ither draw a plant cell, or an animal cell.
parts of a cell plant. (2013) uploaded by unknown.available at

cell-animal.(2009) uploaded by Amobamike. Available at

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cells of plants and animals

Today we started talking about plant and animal cells and where the pictures that where taped around the classroom belonged on the board. We started doing notes and talking about the cells about the surroundings and protects the cell of the cell membrane. Cytoplasm moves oxygen and food to different parts of the cell. we talked about nucleus and how it's the brain of the cell and it contrals all the cells and what it does. The vcuole is a place in the cell that where all the food or the waste or anything eles that the cell does not need right away. Endoplasmic reticulum foldes the membrane that creates a highway for the cytoplasm and it helps move all the materiaks to the different areas and also in the outside of the cell. The mitochondria breaks down food and relases energy. Cell wall plants are the only cells that have cell walls and have thicker portection beside the cell wall. Chloroplants plant cells only allow cells to use photosynthesis and provides energy from sunlight.

Illustration Of A Generalized Plant Cell (2013) up loaded by W.P. Armstrong.

3D cells (2013) Uploaded by turbosquid

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cells and Systems

- Cell Theory
Scientists can only make discoveries in a labratory with white coats and science gizmos that go beep .
-There are three parts of cell theory.
-1 All organisms are composed of one or more cells
-2 The cell is the basic unit of structure and organization in organisms
-3 all cells come from pre existing cells.
- Who named the cell
-A Robert Hooke
- B Robert Redford
-C Robert Smith
-D Robert Deniro
-Which sientist realized that, by studing sampels under a microscope, all animmals are made up of cells
-A Rudolf Virchow
-B Robert Remak
-C Theodor Schwann
-D Isaac Newton 
Comment the answers if you know them.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Six Characteristics

UNIT: Cells and Systems

The six characteristics are:

-Made of cells
There are two types of cells, Unicellular and Multicellular. Unicellular means when an organism is made up of only one cell. Multicellular means when an organism is made up of two or more cells.

-Organized in a pattern
Organisms are kind of like onions, because they have many layers.

-Multicellular organisms
-organ systems

-Uses energy
There are two different types of energy. There is Chemical Energy and Light Energy. Chemical Energy is used by animals and humans, while Light Energy is used by plants.

The inside of you stays the same, no matter what's happening around you. When its cold outside, your body reacts by shivering. When it is hot out, your body reacts by sweating.

-Growth and develop
The cells grow and get bigger, and as the organisms grows, more cells grow too. You develop and get specialized.(like organs)

There are two types of reproduction. Asexual, and sexual. For Asexual, you only need one parent, while as in sexual, you need two parents!

Now a video, from Mr.Parr!