Click this link for a Cell Structure/Function and Cell Membranes Student Learning Guide

  1. Surface Area, Volume, and Life (explains, among other things, why cells are small)

  2. Introduction to cells

  3. Animal Cells: Parts and Functions 

  4. Plant Cell Parts and Functions

  5. The Endomembrane System (ER, Golgi, Lysosomes)

  6. The Evolution of Cellular Compartmentalization

[qwiz style = “border: 3px solid black; ” qrecord_id=”sciencemusicvideosMeister1961-Cell Song Interactive Lyrics (M7)”]

[h]The Cell Song: Interactive Lyrics
[i]

  • What follows is the lyrics to The Cell Song! in a fill-in-the-the-blanks format.
  • Interacting with the lyrics in this way will improve your ability to remember the parts of cells, and their functions.

[!!]verse 1, “I went into a cell”+++++++++++[/!!]

[q labels = “top”]

I went into a _______, to get out of the rain,
And there was the __________, the cell ___________.
I went into a _______, and what did I see?
The ___________, it’s the energy __________.

 

I went into a cell, and said “who drives this bus?”
And found myself talking to the boss, the ____________.
I went into a cell, to recover from a spasm,
And found myself swimming in some clear __________.

[l]cell

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]cytoplasm

[fx] No. Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]factory

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]gatekeeper

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]membrane

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Good!

[l]mitochondria

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Good!

[l]nucleus

[fx] No. Please try again.

[f*] Good!

[!!]Verse 2, “I went into the nucleus…”+++++++++++[/!!]

[q labels = “top”]

I went into the nucleus to ask how to get home,
And got _______ info, stored in a ______________.
I went into a _____, and stretching o’ so far,
Was a thin and wavy _________, it’s called the ____
I went into a cell, trying not to be perplexed,
By the ___________ and sorting in the _______ complex.

[l]cell

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]chromosome

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]E.R.

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]genetic

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]Golgi

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]network

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Good!

[l]packaging

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Great!

[!!]Verse 4, “I went into a plant cell…”+++++++++++[/!!]

[q labels = “top”]

I went into a cell, and said “who makes __________ here?”
And somebody responded “it’s the __________, my dear.”
I went into a ______, and was feeling pretty fine,
‘Til a ___________ engulfed me, and dissolved me in _________.
I went into a cell, and was feeling pretty nimble,
‘Til a __________ lassoed me, tying me up in a __________.

[l]cell

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Great!

[l]centriole

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Great!

[l]enzymes

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Great!

[l]lysosome

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Great!

[l]proteins

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Good!

[l]ribosome

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]spindle

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[!!]Verse 5, “I went into a plant cell…”+++++++++++[/!!]

[q labels = “top”]

I went into a _______ cell to see how _________ get so tall,
And all around the ________ was a _________ cell ________.
I went into a plant cell, “why’s it so _________ I asked?”
“‘Cause I make food from _________,” said a green _________.
I went into a plant cell to see how plant cells store _________,
When a _________ informed me that he was the __________ dude.

[l]chloroplast

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]food

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]green

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]outside

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Great!

[l]plant

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]rigid

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]sunlight

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]trees

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Correct!

[l]vacuole

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Great!

[l]storage

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]wall

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[!!]Verse 6, “so when you go…”+++++++++++[/!!]

[q labels = “top”]

So when you go _______ a cell, remember what you_______,
There’s over a ______ cells in both you and me.
Just sing this song if you ever feel confusion,
And remember_______ _________ is the opposite of_________.

 

[l]active

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]diffusion

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]inside

[fx] No, that’s not correct.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]see

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Good!

[l]transport

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Excellent!

[l]trillion

[fx] No.  Please try again.

[f*] Good!

[x]

[restart]

[/qwiz]

Next steps

  1. Surface Area, Volume, and Life . The first tutorial in this series. It explains, among other things, why cells are small.
  2. Watch The Cell Song