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The Case of the Sliced Up Cell

portrait in vegetable slicesThis module is not exactly about math. Instead it's about "visualization," specifically, what a 3-dimensional cellular structure looks like when you chop it up into 2-dimensional slices.

In your lab section, you'll get a chance to look at some actual sliced-and-diced cells. Here, we're just going to use basic 3-dimensional shapes and look at what happens when you reduce them to 2 dimensions. Some of those shapes will be similar to cellular organelles, and others will be... not so similar.

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