Monday, February 21, 2011

Mitosis = Somatic Cell Division

Mitosis is the process of cell division for eukaryotic cells found in multicellular organisms.  All cells come from existing cells and mitosis is how most cells divide. The only eukaryotic cells which do not divide by mitosis are sex cells a.k.a. gametes a.k.a sperm and egg cells.

The following links are to sites which can help you understand how mitosis works. The sites combine images, text and animation. Look at each site to best understand how the process works.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Identifying microscopic organisms

Use the following links to help identify the various microorganisms you have found in your "pond" water samples.

This page some images and descriptions that will help you identify organisms you may find in our pond water.

These other links may also be helpful if you don't find what you need on the first page.