# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Respiratory Therapy II Task 1340400051

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Summarize cell theory of human biology.


Summary should include the following basic tenets:
  • All living things are made up of cells.
  • The cell is the structural and functional unit of all living things.
  • All cells come from pre-existing cells by division.
  • Cells contain hereditary information that is passed from cell to cell during cell division.
  • All cells have essentially the same chemical composition.
  • All energy flow (metabolism and biochemistry) of life occurs within cells.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the structure of a human cell?
  • What are the functions of a human cell?
  • How are human cells different from plant and other animal cells?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will investigate and understand relationships between cell structure and function. Key concepts include
  1. evidence supporting the cell theory;
  2. characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
  3. similarities between the activities of the organelles in a single cell and a whole organism;
  4. the cell membrane model; and
  5. the impact of surface area to volume ratio on cell division, material transport, and other life processes.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events


Knowledge Test: Human Growth and Development


Teamwork Events