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Unit 3: Cell Parts and Processes  (click here for the daily schedule)
October 13 - 24, 2008

This short unit takes a quick but intense look at the basic unit of all living things – the cell.  After learning how to use a microscope and discussing the diverse types of cells and the history of their discovery, we focus on the structures inside typical plant and animal cells and their individual functions.  Although cells compose and surround us, investigating their internal anatomy is like entering a new world!  The second week of the unit covers some important cell processes such as diffusion, active transport, osmosis, and mitosis.  Although there is much more detail on these topics in high school, I’m amazed by how much they can understand about cells in just 2 weeks.
 

Date

Today's Topic & Activities

Assignment

1

Monday
October
13th

Unit 2 Packet Preparation
-what to bring tomorrow
-Evolution video for (much needed) XC

Read BugEye 618 and 619

2

Tuesday
October
14th

Mid-Trimester Organization
-calculating unit and trimester grades
-choose new seats

none

3

Wednesday
October
15th

Microscopes
-types
-parts and functions

[1]
Microscopes

4

Thursday
October
16th

Microscopes
-how to get things in focus
-viewing prepared slides

none

5

Friday
October
17th

Introduction to Cells
-Bill (for high school) on Cells
-viewing elodea and other cells

none

6

Monday
October
20th

Cell History, Theory, and Parts
-history of discovery
-cell types and parts (organelles)

 start [2]
Cell Parts

7

Tuesday
October
21st

Cell Parts (day 2)
-add lysosome and golgi to notes
-Bill on cells

finish [2]
Cell Parts

8

Wednesday
October
22nd

Cell Division
-basic steps of mitosis (BugEye 5-2 = [3])
-examples on laserdisc and onion root tip

view the 2 animations on cell exchange
(see daily schedule for links)

9

Thursday
October
23rd

Cell Exchange Processes
-diffusion, active transport, and osmosis
-read books, pair up, do your notes

study for test using
jeopardy-style game
Hannah Lee's cell blog

10

Friday
October
24th

Test
-test and corrections
-packet & grades on Monday

none

 Unused items:

Kids Discover magazine on Cells
-content search and questions using blue clickers

[3]
Live Cells Lab

[5]
Cell Division

Cell Model
-instructions & examples
-model vs. reality
Cell Model

Cell Model day 2
-model building time
-refer to instructions

-mitosis simulation
-levels of biological organization ([])

Chapter Reviews

Cell Cycle and Mitosis

here is an excellent online tutorial (a bit advanced though)

Exchange Processes

Subpages (1): U3 websites
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