The student should be able to:
1. Describe and demonstrate techniques used to study cell structure and function.
2. Distinguish between magnification and resolving power.
3. Describe the principles, advantages and limitations of the compound microscope, transmission electron microscopes, and scanning electron microscopes.
4. Distinguish between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and compare and contrast their structures.
5. Understand the discoveries related to cells throughout history and the impact technology had on them.
6. Explain the cell theory and the contributions Schleiden, Schwann, and Virchow made to the development of this theory.
7. Describe and identify the structure and function of the nucleus, and briefly explain how the nucleus contributes to protein synthesis in the cytoplasm.
8. Describe and identify ribosomes and where they can be found in the cell. Determine how their location determines the destination of their products.
9. List the components of the endomembrane system, describe their structures and functions and summarize the relationships among them.
10. Describe the types of vacuoles and explain how their functions differ.
11. Explain the role of lysosomes in eukaryotic cells.
12. Describe and identify the structure and function of the mitochondrion and expain the importance of this organelle to the cell.
13. Distinguish between amyloplast, chromoplast, and chloroplast.
15. Describe the probable functions of the cytoskeleton.
16. Describe the structure of microtubules and microfilaments and identify the relationship of microtubules to cilia and flagella.
17. Describe and identify the structure and function of the cell wall in plants.
18. Describe and identify the structure of intercellular junctions found in plant and animal cells, and relate their structure to function.
19. Describe the function of the plasma membrane.
20. Describe the fluid properties of the membrane and how the membrane composition impacts this fluidity.
21. Describe molecular interactions and charge differences that influence the orientation of phospholipids.
22. Explain how membrane composition determines selective permeability.
23. Explain diffusion and three factors that influence the rate at which it takes place.
24. Distinguish between passive and active transport.
25. Compare and contrast facilitated diffusion and active transport.
26. Diagram and explain the results of placing a cell with walls and without walls in solutions with varying concentrations of dissolved particles.
27. Diagram and explain the functioning of the Sodium/Potassium pump and its role in co-transport.
28. Explain the mechanisms cells use to transport large particles into and out of the cell.
Microscopes provide windows to the world of the cell
A panoramic view of the cell
The nucleus and genetic information
Ribosomes and proteins
The endomembrane system and Peroxisomes
Mitochondria and Chloroplast
The Cytoskeleton and cellular support and motility
Cell Walls and Extracellular Matrix
Intercellular Junctions


1. Study the Scientific Words weeks 1-6. Quiz on Thursday.
2. Read Chapter 7 section 1.
3.Complete the Science notebook Chapter 7 Section 1 questions during class and finish at home.
4. Answer the discussion question by the end of the day on the 16th.
5. Cell Project. See the file below and listen during class to completely understand your project.

6. Answer the Questions the pertain to the section of the lab that we have completed. We should complete this lab by the end of class on Monday and be able to turn it in Tuesday.

7. Cut out Pieces of the Plasma Membrane that goes with the Fluid Mosaic Model Activity. I will give you a plastic bag to put them in. You will turn these in to me and I'll keep them for you until it is time to use them. If you lose the copy of this lab it is posted below.

8. Read Chapter 7 Section 2. This covers the Plasma Membrane and its function. Take the Self Check Quiz linked in your ebook on page 186 and email me the results.
9. Science Words Week 9 Study (Quiz Thursday)
10. Discussion Question on Organelle Functions (Due Wednesday)
11. Read Chapter 7 Section3 and complete Chapter 7 Section 3 In Science Notebook (Due Thursday)
12. Complete Egg Lab Analysis (Due Thursday)
13.Read Chapter 7 Section 4 complete Science Notebook( Due Monday)
14.Self Check Quiz Chapter 7 Section 3 and 4 (Due Monday)