# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Radiologic Technology II Task 255008691

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Summarize the 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 read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.



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.

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