Academic Standard

Cells
Initiative: 
Tennessee State Standards
Set: 
Science (2009-2018)
Type: 
Standard
Code: 
1
Grade range: 
No grade range
Groupings:
Subject = Life Science
...I could exceedingly plainly perceive it to be all perforated and porous, much like a honey-comb, but that the pores of it were not regular...these pores, or cells,...were indeed the first microscopical pores I ever saw. With these simple words, Robert Hooke announced his startling finding about cork cells to the world in the mid 17th century. Hooke continued to notice cells in whatever living matter he studied. Today, the fundamental theory that cells are the building blocks of all living things is universally accepted. Increasingly sophisticated experimental procedures and investigatory technologies have enabled scientists to probe deeper and deeper into cells where they continue to make astonishing discoveries about these amazing pieces of living machinery.Conceptual StrandAll living things are made of cells that perform functions necessary for life.Guiding QuestionHow are plant and animals cells organized to carry on the processes of life?
 
Elements within this Standard
 
Grade Level Expectation
Recognize that cells are the building blocks of all living things.
Check For Understanding
Use illustrations or direct observations to compare and contrast the basic structures of plant and animal cells.
Create a basic model of the cell that illustrates different cell structures and describes their functions.
State Performance Indicator
Compare basic structures of plant and animal cells.