Discussion 5: Cells
This week, we are covering the first two chapters in our biology unit. These deal with cells, the basic building blocks of all life. Today, we know that every single organism is comprised of many individual cells, each having its own unique function. Your task this week is to do a little research into the many types of cells. You can choose one of the various types of cells in the human body, or some other kind of cell. It is up to you. Attach a picture of it (can be a conceptual drawing, or a microscope shot), and discuss the following:
· Why you chose it/why it is interesting
· What is its primary function?
· What makes it uniquely suited to its job?
· Anything else that makes this cell special or unique (examples: its shape, its size, etc.) “Melanocytes is already taken”