Course of Study

  • Topics to Cover:


    • Cells


    • Heredity


    • DNA Technology


    • Change Over Time


    • Ecosystems and Biodiversity


    • Climate Change

Unit One

  • From Molecules to Organisms: Cell Structures and Processes (Prokaryotic Bacterial Cells and Eukaryotic Plant and Animal Cells)



    MS-LS1-1 Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

    MS-LS1-2 Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and the ways parts of cells contribute to the function.



    ● Describe the difference between unicellular and multicellular organisms.

    ● Explain why cells are so small.

    ● List the advantages of being multicellular.

    ● Explain the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

    ● State the parts of the cells theory and relate its impact on the study of cell biology.

    ● Explain the function of each part of a eukaryotic cell.

    ● Describe the difference between a plant and animal cell.