Applied Science AQA/Cell Structure
Setting Applied contextEdit
Cell biologists explore the development and functions of cells and their related systems and interactions. Their work may include developing and testing new pharmaceuticals, diagnosing and screening diseases, testing foods and cosmetics to ensure their safety, developing fertility treatments, and carrying out cancer research, neurological research, genetic engineering, or embryology.
|Syllabus Content||What you need to do|
|• the ultrastructure of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells on electron micrographs, to include nuclei, smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER), rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER), mitochondria, vesicles, lysosomes, Golgi apparatus, chloroplasts, vacuoles, cell walls, ribosomes (70S and 80S), flagella, nucleoid, plasmids, mesosomes, pili, slime capsules
• the differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure
|• the functions of nuclei, SER, RER, mitochondria, vesicles, lysosomes, Golgi apparatus, chloroplasts, vacuoles, cell walls, ribosomes, flagella, nucleoid, plasmids, mesosomes, pili, slime capsules
• nucleic acid structure (DNA/RNA)
|• calculating magnification or object size using: magnification = observed size /actual size|
Exploration of key ideas (must be original text, not C&P) – level checked by AQAEdit
In general, point students towards the approach to take, as opposed to just giving them information.
DNA or Deoxyribonucleic acid is a helix structure that contains the genetic instructions that are used in growth, development, reproduction and functioning of all living organisms and viruses.
Work to do to understand this topic e.g. research, analysis
Careers and OrganisationsEdit
Carry out some research into these jobs in this area. (Feel free to add other jobs you find.)
|Research these roles:||What are the benefits of this role to society?||What organisations would employ someone in this role?
(Where would they work?)
|What would someone in this role have to do within the organisation?||What scientifically-related skills do they need to have?
What techniques do they need to have mastered?
|What experience is needed to undertake this role and its responsibilities within an organisation?||What other science personnel will they work with in their organisation.|
– relating to criteria skills
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– can we use old AQA qs… e.g. from more than 5 years ago? With Examiner comments
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to other sections within this book
to good external websites (including AQA website, wikipedia, relevant applications / companies) - also considering links in spec
References / BibliographyEdit
of recommended text books
including mapped refs to existing books