Identify the structures and functions of the cell.
Identification should include
- parts of the cell
- location and function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA)
- units of organization in the body from simplest (cells) to the most complex (systems).
- What is the relationship between cell shapes and cell functions?
- What are the functions of the major organelles?
- How does DNA affect genetics?
- What is mitosis?
- What cells are considered enucleated?
- How does the chromosome’s DNA affect genetic information?
- What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis?
Related Standards of Learning
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand the impact of the European Age of Exploration by
- explaining the political and economic goals of European exploration and colonization;
- describing the geographic expansion into Africa, Asia, and the Americas;
- comparing and contrasting the social and cultural influences of European settlement on Africa, Asia, and the Americas;
- analyzing how competition for colonies changed the economic system of Europe; and
- defining and describing how the Scientific Revolution led to social and technological changes that influenced the European view of the world.
The student will investigate and understand relationships between cell structure and function. Key concepts include
- evidence supporting the cell theory;
- characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
- similarities between the activities of the organelles in a single cell and a whole organism;
- the cell membrane model; and
- the impact of surface area to volume ratio on cell division, material transport, and other life processes.