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:  (Standard 1: B.1.1-B.1.5) Provide Topic Reading Assignments and Vocabulary List   
Size, Shape, and Differentiation (Examples (Monera, Protista, and   Simulate cell membranes, fluid mosaic model, channel proteins, etc… Student Partipiation and Dialog  Deliver Information via Lecture, Discussion and Handouts
  Somatic Cells); Stem Cells) Observe and/or record characteristics of different types of cellsincluding protozoa Study Guide Assignments  Process Standards: 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 Lab Practicles and/or Projects 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”   Chapter Quizzes [x] SEPS.1 Posing Questions Supplement Topic Discussion with Labs/Projects/Demonstrations
  Animal Cells vs. Plant Cells) Reading / Vocabulary Exam [x] SEPS.2 Developing and Using Models and Tools
Enzymes (Reactions) [x] SEPS.3 Constructing and Performing Investigations 
Cellular Fluids and Membrane Functions (Solutions, States,  Summative: [x] SEPS.4 Analyzing and Interpreting Data
  Diffusions, and Transport) Chapter Exam [x] SEPS.5 Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking
[x] SEPS.6 Constructing Explanations
Visit ( for Further Details and Information with Regards to the Curriculum   [x] SEPS.7 Engaging in Argument from Evidence 
Visit ( for Further Details and Information on Indiana Standards [x] SEPS.8 Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Info
Literacy Standards:
[x] LST.1 Learning Outcomes: 
Read and comprehend science and technical texts  
independently and proficiently and write effectively for a variety 
of discipline-secific tasks, purposes, and audiences
[x] LST.2 Key Ideas and Textual Support
Extract and construct meaning from science and technical texts  
using a variety of comprehension skills
[x] LST.3 Structural Elements and Organization
Build understanding of science and technical texts, using  
knowledge of structural organization and author’s purpose and  
[x] LST.4 Synthesis and Connection of Ideas
Build understanding of science and technical texts by 
synthesizing and connecting ideas and evaluating specific
[x] LST.5 Writing Genres
Write for different purposes and to specific audiences or people
[x] LST.6 The Writing Process
Produce coherent and legible documents by planning, drafting, 
revising, editing, and collaborating with others