Weekly Summary: This week marks the wrap-up of our cells and organization of life unit. Students will wrap up the unit with some review on body system interactions and an end of unit project meant to show cell function and differences.
MS-LS1-1: Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
MS-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
MS-LS1-3: Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
Students will begin the hour completing a note outline on system interactions. Students will then create puzzle flow charts showing how different systems can work together to achieve a goal.
Student Objective – Students will describe how systems work together and interact in complex organisms.
Differentiation – Advanced students will come up with their own puzzle combinations for jobs that can be achieved pairing two or more systems.
Students will being the hour with a review assessing knowledge of system interactions. Students will then be provided with a number of symbol items which represent organelles. Working in groups, students will create models of two SPECIALIZED cells, emphasizing different ways the cells may be built to accomplish a job.
Student Objective – Students will identify everyday items that could model the function of organelles in a cell working together.
Student Objective – Students will predict differences in cell structure based on specialization requirements.
Homework – Study Sheet for Unit 3 test
Students will begin the hour with a review assessing their knowledge on organelle function. Students will then continue working on Tuesday’s lesson.
Students will being the hour studying in small groups. Students will then play the review game to prepare for Friday’s test.
Homework: Study for Test
Students will take their Unit 3 summative assessment.