The Madeline Hunter ModelCells: The Basic Units of LifeObjectives1.Describe each part of a eukaryotic cell.
2.Explain the function of each part of a eukaryotic cell.
3.Describe the difference between animal cells and plant cells.
Standards CoveredGeorgia Performance Standards (GPS)S7L2. Students will describe the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
National StandardsLS1a.Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function. Important levels of organization from structure and function include cells, organs, tissues, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
LS1c. Cells carry on the many functions needed to sustain life. They grow and divide, thereby producing more cells. This requires that they take in nutrients, which they use to provide energy for work that cells do and to make the materials that a cell or an organism needs.
LS3a. All organisms must be able to obtain and use resources, grow, reproduce, and maintain stable internal conditions while living in a constantly changing external environment.
LS5a.Millions of species of animals, plants, and microorganisms are alive today. Although different species might look dissimilar, the unity among organisms becomes apparent from an analysis of internal structures, the similarity of their chemical processes, and the evidence of common ancestry.
LS5b.Biological evolution accounts for the diversity of species developed through gradual processes over many generations. Species acquire many of their unique characteristics through biological adaptation, which involves the selection of naturally occurring variations in populations. Biological adaptations include changes in structures, behaviors, or physiology that enhance survival and reproductive success in particular environment.
Anticipatory SetBell ringer, on the board or overhead projector, write the following: "List three differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells."MotivateDiscussion, ask students if they can feel the flurry of activity within their cells that keeps...