Plant and Animal Cells
- All living organisms are composed of cells, from just one to many trillions, whose details usually are visible only through a microscope. As a basis for understanding this concept:
- Students know cells function similarly in all living organisms.
- Students know the characteristics that distinguish plant cells from animal cells, including chloroplasts and cell walls.
- Students know the nucleus is the repository for genetic information in plant and animal cells.
- Students know that mitochondria liberate energy for the work that cells do and that chloroplasts capture sunlight energy for photosynthesis.
- Students know cells divide to increase their numbers through a process of mitosis, which results in two daughter cells with identical sets of chromosomes.
- Students know that as multicellular organisms develop, their cells differentiate.
For the above websites - My class use our NEO K12
How to Use a Microscope information
Cells Alive - great interactive resource, requires purchase