Big Ideas: Cellular Basis of Life and Homeostasis    
Essential Questions:  How are cell structures adapted to their functions?
Vocabulary: cell, nucleus, cell membrane, cytoplasm, organelles, prokaryote, eukaryote, endocytosis, exocytosis  
Month Content Skills Asessment Standards Instructional Activities,
Strategies, and Differentiation
December  Cytology Formative:  HS-LS1-1,4     Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
Size, Shape, and Differentiation (Examples (Monera, Protista, and   Simulate cell membranes, fluid mosaic model, channel proteins, etc… Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
  Somatic Cells); Stem Cells) Observe and/or record characteristics of different types of cellsincluding protozoa Student Partipiation and Dialog    Use Technology (ie Simulations/Illustrations/Videos), Various Manipulatives and Word Play
Organelles and Other Components (Structure and Function) Observe osmosis across the membranes demonstrating various states of solutions Study Guide Assignments  Offer Review Opportunities (Study Guides and Study Sessions)
Comparisons of Cell Types (Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes /   Tell how cells ingest food by means of “bulk transport”   Lab Practicles and/or Projects Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
  Animal Cells vs. Plant Cells) Chapter Quizzes
Enzymes (Reactions) Reading / Vocabulary Exam
Cellular Fluids and Membrane Functions (Solutions, States, 
  Diffusions, and Transport) Summative:
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