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GR 6 Unit 5 - Life Science (Apr. 20 - May 28)

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Essential Questions

How are the building blocks of life different for animals and plants? 
Why do scientists sort living organisms into groups?

Vocabulary

  • cell - the building blocks of life
  • animal cell - made up of  a nucleus, a cell membrane, and other parts
  • plant cell - made up of a nucleus, a cell membrane, a cell wall, chloroplasts and other parts
  • cell membrane - surrounds the cytoplasm of a cell
  • cell wall - surrounds the cell membrane in plants
  • compound microscope - a tool that is used to view very small objects
  • distinguishing characteristics - special features that are used to tell one organism from another
  • classification - used to organize living things to enable uniform scientific communication and uniform classification of new organisms


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