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This From Cells to Organisms unit is part of SEPUP's Issues and Science three-year Middle School program. Each unit of the program incorporates science and engineering concepts and practices with current issues.

From Cells to Organisms

 

Activity 2
An Invisible Organism

Bubonic Plague Video - with closed captions

This video segment from A Science Odyssey recounts the methods employed by San Francisco's health officials to prevent bubonic plague from reaching America's West Coast. You may right-click on the above link to save the video and view it in full screen. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video. This video is from PBS LearningMedia™.

Activity 3
Evidence of Microscopic Organisms

Using a Microscope

If it has been awhile since you used a microscope, you may wish to use this video to review the care and use of a microscope. You may also wish to have absent students view parts of this in order to earn their microscope license.

Amoeba in Motion

This video shows a live amoeba moving around on a microscope slide.

Activity 6
Parts of a Cell

Visual Aid: Systems to Cells - 1
Visual Aid: Systems to Cells - 2

Above are the electronic versions of the visual aids referenced in the activity.

Activity 8
Modeling Cell Structure and Function

SEPUP Simulation: What do Cells do?

Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser. Adobe Flash is required to access this simulation. If you are having trouble accessing it, please be sure you have installed the latest version of Flash on your computer. Still having trouble? Email us.

Activity 14
Fighting Disease

Video on the Discovery of Penicillin - with closed captions

In this video segment from A Science Odyssey on PBS LearningMedia™, learn what led British researcher Alexander Fleming to the chance discovery of antibacterial properties in a mold extract he later named penicillin. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video.

Video on Producing Penicillin - with closed captions

In this video segment from A Science Odyssey on PBS LearningMedia™, learn about the team of scientists from Oxford University that conducted tests on penicillin, in addition to the mass production of this new drug. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video.

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