Cellular Biology - Mountain Middle School

Cellular Biology
Long-term Target for our Cellular Biology
“I can author an educational item using
technology that describes why life is
unique including the 6 characteristics of
Driving Question
“How do we know something is alive”
Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate
summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments,
taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments,
simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Colorado Science Standards
Individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring in
a specific environment
The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that
have specific functions and interactions.
Cells are the smallest unit of life that can function independently and perform all the necessary
functions of life
Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are important processes by which energy is acquired and
utilized by organisms
Multiple lines of evidence show the evolution of organisms over geologic time
Geologic time , history, and changing life forms are indicated by fossils and successive
sedimentation, folding, faulting, and uplifting layers of sedimentary rock