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Fashion Knitwear Sketchbook exploring micro-art influenced structure & colour of knitted fabrics // Floating in The Great Ether, Laura Collier. This is a good example of how i could develop my project, and the artist gives examples of using knitting to recreate the cells or bacteria.

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Cell Theory Foldable

This is a great foldable on the cell theory. It lists the three parts of the cell theory and gives some kind of visual image to help students make connections to the 3 parts of the cell theory. # 1 - "All living things are made up of cells." The foldable shows a bunch of different living things and in the middle there is a blank spot.

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Human body's 'shock absorber' discovered.A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences has investigated tropoelastin - the building block of elastin, which is what gives skin, arteries and lungs their elasticity. Tropoelastin is known for having an odd structure, with a claw-like foot at one end which attaches to cells in the body while a pogo stick-like spring on the other end opens and closes to provide elasticity."We found it functions as a shock absorber between the two locations."

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The Great Story III An animal cell, a eukaryote.Before the electron microscope, the complexity of subtle structures within the cell was not known. Now we are only beginning to appreciate the complexity of sub-cellular anatomy and physiology!

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Naples garlic The structure of garlic could be mistaken for exquisite coloured glass. When a tiny stem section is stained with toluidine blue, a dye that builds up in the acidic parts of tissue, nucleic acids show up in blue. The dark spot is a bundle of vascular tissue that carries nutrients and fluids up the stem. The full image is a composite of 55 shots.

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Shrinky Dinks Cell Models. Such a fun way to teach students the various structures of cells.

Picture of Yew Tree, Eibe, Macro Picture of Cell Structure of a plant, Section Cut Microscopic Nature, closeup plant life , microscope, Mikroskopisch

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