General Biology Cell Structure Syllabus: Chapter 7
Core Standard 2: Describe features that are common to all cells and contrast those with distinctive features that allow cells to carry out specific functions.
B.2.1 Describe features common to all cells that are essential for growth and survival. Explain their functions.
B.2.3 Explain that most cells contain mitochondria (the key sites of cellular respiration), where stored chemical energy is converted into useable energy for the cell. Explain that some cells, including many plant cells, contain chloroplasts (the key sites of photosynthesis) where the energy of light is captured for use in chemical work.
B.2.4 Explain that all cells contain ribosomes (the key sites for protein synthesis), where genetic material is decoded in order to form unique proteins.
B.2.5 Explain that cells use proteins to form structures (e.g., cilia, flagella), which allow them to carry out specific functions (e.g., movement, adhesion and absorption).
B.2.6 Investigate a variety of different cell types and relate the proportion of different organelles within these cells to their functions.
Essential Vocabulary for Cell Structure
Plasma (cell) Membrane
Cell (on both quizzes)
Cell Structure Lesson Outline – General Biology
HW: Guided Reading 1
Due: Guided Reading
Due: guided reading
Due: Cell Project
HW: Test Tomorrow
Due: Cell Structure Study Guide
HW: Start Cell Transport
Students will be able to list and describe the eight characteristics of life and be able to differentiate between living and non-living examples.
Students will be able to recall the cell theory.
Students will be able to compare and contrast prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
Students will be able to list and describe cellular structures and classify the structures role in the production of important cellular products.
Characteristics of Life
Chapter 1: pages 17-21
Chapter 7 Section 1: pages 190-195
Chapter 7.2: pages 196-207