Cell Organelles

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:  Biology                     

Grade:  9

Unit:  1_Cell Organelles                                 

Pacing:  3 weeks

Essential Question(s):

1. Why can’t animal cells undergo photosynthesis?  (Differences in plant and animal cells allow for important life functions.)

Big Idea(s):

Differences in plant and animal cells allow for important life functions.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

D.27  Describe significant similarities and differences in the basic structure of plant and animal cells.

 

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

  • Animal/plant cells

 

  • Compare/contrast

 

 

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Assessments

Common Formative Pre- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

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“Dipsticks” (Informal Progress Monitoring Checks):

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Common Formative Post- Assessment (Followed by Data Team Analysis):

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Instructional Planning

Suggested Resources/Materials:

·        Biology book Chapter 7

·        Velcro model manipulative

·        Visual models

·        Graphic organizers/foldables

·        Activities:

o   Cells Alive! website

o   Venn Diagram (plant/animal cell)

o   Cell city comparison

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

·        Whole group (lectures/notes/discussion) (Q&A)

·        Small group

·        Partners

·        Individual

·        Smartboard

·        Powerpoint

·        Computer lab

·        Concepts in Motion  (biologygmh.com)

 

Vocabulary/Word Wall

 


Animal cell

Plant cell

Eukaryotic cell

Prokaryotic cell

Nucleus

Nuclear membrane

Cytoplasm

Nucleolus

DNA

Ribosome

Golgi body

Endoplasmic reticulum (rough and smooth)

Lysosome

Chloroplast

Vacuole

Cell membrane

Cell wall

Mitochondria

Centrioles

Enrichment/Extension

 

Cell organelle disease research

Research other cell types (protists, fungi)

Interdisciplinary Connections

Cell city analogy