Cell Biology

This module covers cell biology including the concepts of cell theory, eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, organelles of animal and plant cells, levels of organization, and specialized cells. Students will have the opportunity to guide their own learning through a variety of “learning objects” intended to provide critical thinking about and application of required science standards.

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OVERVIEW

Brief description of the module, subject TEKS, NGSS Science and Engineering Practices, and knowledge objectives

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: CELL THEORY

Understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells | Explain the three parts of cell theory

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: CELL TYPES

Distinguish between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; specifically the presence or absence of a nucleus

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: CELL STRUCTURES

Describe the structures and functions of cell organelles

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: PLANTS vs ANIMAL CELLS

Differentiate between structure and function in plant and animal cells.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION

Recognize levels of organization in plants and animals, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE: CELLS vs ORGAN SYSTEMS

Compare the functions of cell organelles to the functions of an organ system.

BACKPACK ADVENTURES

Science fiction story built upon factual science concepts

MAKE A NOTE OF THAT

Note-taking guides

MEET A SCIENTIST

Biography of a research pioneer in the topic area

PRACTICE

Mnemonic tools and digital games

REAL SCIENCE REVIEW

Guided simulated peer review of published research re-written for readability

SCIENTIST VIDEOS

Video presentation from a scientist in topic area