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

Biology

Homeostasis

Metabolism

Cell

Cell Theory

Organelle

Plasma (cell) Membrane

Eukaryote

Prokaryote

Cytoplasm

Vacuole

Lysosome

Ribosome

Endoplasmic Reticulum

Golgi apparatus

Cytoskeleton

Centriole

Nucleus

Organelle

Cell (on both quizzes)

Cell Structure Lesson Outline – General Biology

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7/26

Due: None!

Schedule:

  • First day of school!!!
  • Who’s Who of the FA
  • Class Introduction

HW: none

7/27

Due: none

Schedule:

  • Pre-Test
  • Cells Vocabulary

HW:  none

7/28

  • SWAT explain what makes something “living.”

Due: None

Schedule:

  • Lab Safety Quiz
  • Characteristics of Life Introduction - Living/Non-Living Venn Diagram
  • C.o.L. and Cell Theory Guided Reading

HW:  none

7/31

  • SWAT explain the Cell Theory.

Due: none

Schedule:

  • Cells Theory TedEd
  • finish Guided Reading
  • Cell Organelle Notes pt. 1

HW: Guided Reading 1

8/1

  • SWAT explain and categorize organelles and their functions.

Due: Guided Reading

Schedule:

  • Cell Organelle Notes pt. 2
  • Cells Microviewer Lab
  • Cell Structure Guided Reading

HW: none

8/2

  • SWAT explain and categorize organelles and their functions.

Due: none

Schedule:

  • finish Microviewer
  • Cell Structure Guided Reading

HW:  none

8/3

  • SWAT explain and categorize cells as plant or animal.

Due: none

Schedule:

  • Amoeba Sis Cells EdPuzzle
  • Cell Theory and Characteristics of Life Quiz
  • Plant/Animal Cells Venn Diagrams
  • Finish Cell Structure Guided Reading

HW: none

8/4

  • SWAT construct an analogy to compare cells parts to “real world” scenarios.

Due: guided reading

Schedule:

  • Cell Organelle Research
  • Cell Project

HW: none

8/7

  • SWAT review cells parts through the creation of a cell organelle analogy poster.

Due: none

Schedule:

  • Cell Project

HW: Project

8/8

  • SWAT review cells parts through the creation of a cell organelle analogy poster.

Due: none

Schedule:

  • Cell Project
  • Cell Structure Vocabulary Quiz

HW: Project

8/9

  • SWAT review cells parts through the creation of a cell organelle analogy poster.

Due: none

Schedule:

  • Miss Simpson (Guidance)
  • Cell Project Due

8/10

  • SWAT review cells theory and parts to be able to demonstrate mastery.

Due: Cell Project

Schedule:

  • Cell Structure Review Guide and Review

HW: Test Tomorrow

8/11

  • SWAT demonstrate mastery of characteristics of life, cell theory and cell parts.

Due: Cell Structure Study Guide

Schedule:

  • Cell Structure Test

HW: Start Cell Transport

Big Ideas:

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

Cell Theory

Chapter 7 Section 1: pages 190-195

Cell Structures

Chapter 7.2: pages 196-207