Cell Structure and Function – Major Concepts and Learning Activities

This overview presents key concepts that students often do not learn from standard textbook presentations and suggests a sequence of learning activities to help students understand how the parts of a cell work together to accomplish the multiple functions of a dynamic living cell.  Suggested activities also reinforce student understanding of the relationships between molecules, organelles and cells, the diversity of cell structure and function, and the importance and limitations of diffusion. This overview provides links to web resources, hands-on activities, and discussion activities.

  The attached file has the key concepts and suggested learning activities.

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iwaldron's picture

2014 revision

The suggested activities and links have been streamlined and updated.

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2013 revision

This revision includes some helpful new learning activities and updated links.

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8th Grade Science

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