NCERT Grade 8 Science Chapter 8, Cell – Structure and Functions deals with the in-depth knowledge about the fundamental unit of life – cell. It tells the students about the discovery of cell, its nature, properties and compositions. The chapter begins with the Discovery of Cell. Its before and after postulates that eventually brought the discovery of this most important element to the knowledge of the world.
The chapter gradually deals with basics of a cell, its types, number, shape and size. With the help of diagrams and images; this topic becomes very interesting to learn. Students get to learn about Unicellular and Multicellular organisms, different shapes of the cell such as spindle shaped, branched, unbranched, circular, etc. and where are they found in the human body or elsewhere. Different cell organelles such as Cell membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, vacuole, plastid, chloroplast, etc. are studied under Parts of the Cell.
A comparison between Animal and Plant Cell on the basis of structure, function and composition is drawn with the help of diagrams as well as pictorial presentation. Images, colourful diagrams, activities, simple language and summarizing points make NCERT Grade 8 Science Chapter 8, Cell – Structure and Functions fun and easy to understand. A glossary of the new terms learnt is provided at the end of the chapter which serves as a learning tool.
Get 100 percent accurate NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Science Chapter 8 (Cell - Structure and Functions) explained by expert Science teachers. We provide solutions for the questions given in Class 8 Science textbook as per CBSE Board guidelines from the latest NCERT book for Class 8 Science. The topics and sub-topics in Chapter 8 Cell - Structure and Functions are given below.
Ex 8.1 - Discovery of the Cell
Ex 8.2 - The Cell
Ex 8.3 - Organisms show Variety in Cell Number, Shape and Size
Ex 8.4 - Cell Structure and Function
Ex 8.5 - Parts of the Cell
Ex 8.6 - Comparison of Plant and Animal Cells.
We cover all exercises in the chapter given below:-
Chapter 8 - 10 Questions with Solutions.
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