We have studied plant and animal cells, or Eukaryotic cells, on several occasions, but we have yet to study Prokaryotic cells with the younger boys.
|James' (age 11) notebook page, February 2013|
The Eukaryotic cells have organelles, which each have their own tasks to perform in order to maintain the life of the cell, and the DNA is stored in the nucleus of the cell.
|Sam's notebook page (10th grade), October 2012|
A Prokaryotic cell, on the other hand, contains no organelles and the DNA strands are throughout the cell.
|Bacteria in a homemade Petri dish from Kingdom Monera and Nature Study #206: Bacteria.|
Kingdom Monera contains all organisms that have Prokaryotic cells. Bacteria are the most well known members of this family.
Next week, we will be exploring the factors that affect the growth of bacteria cells.
- Kingdom Monera and Nature Study #206: Bacteria
- Introduction to Biology
- The Cell, Cell Structure and DNA