MS-LS1-2: Cell Parts and Function

Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function. (Structure and Function)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the cell functioning as a whole system and the primary role of identified parts of the cell, specifically the nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, cell membrane, and cell wall.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment of organelle structure/function relationships is limited to the cell wall and cell membrane. Assessment of the function of the other organelles is limited to their relationship to the whole cell. Assessment does not include the biochemical function of cells or cell parts.


Science Practices
Developing and Using Models

Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts
Structure and Function



Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Plant cells
Animal cells
Cell parts (structures)
 - Nucleus
 - Chloroplast
 - Mitochondria
 - Cell membrane
 - Cell wall
Cell function


Learning Plans


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