Biology Unit 4 Cells Layered Assignments

Alan Dewey
Wabasso High School 


1.  Demonstrate correct usage of the microscope.

2.  Understand the scientists and discoveries that led to the cell theory.

3.  Describe how viruses, prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells differ in relative size, complexity and general structure.

4.  Explain the function and importance of cell organelles for prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic cells as related to the basic cell processes of respiration, photosynthesis, protein synthesis and cell reproduction.

LAYER C- BASIC UNDERSTANDING (Choose a total of 75 pts from the assignments below. 

* indicates a required assignment.  Must be present in class to earn points for notes.)

Day 1- Microscope Intro

____ *1. Complete the intro microscope lab and lab sheet (BK-10 pts).

Day 2- Cell Theory

____ 2a. Summarize the discoveries of the 6 scientists that contributed to the cell theory (VL-5 pts).

____ 2b.  Make posters of 2 of the scientists that contributed to the cell theory (VS-5 pts). 

 Day 3- Types of Cells

____ 3a. Make a table or Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the three types of cells (LM-5 pts).

____ 3b. Make a poster comparing the three types of cells (VS-10 pts). 

 Day 4- Cell Organelles (choose at least 2 from 4c-4l)

____ *4a. Complete cell diagram worksheets (VL-10 pts).

____ *4b. Complete “build a cell” activity in class (BK, VL)-5 pts).

____ 4c. Make vocabulary flashcards for all the cell parts (VL-10 pts).

____ 4d.   Complete unit worksheets (VL, IA-5 pts).

____ 4e. Complete enrichment worksheet (VL, IA- 5 pts).

____ 4e. Draw and label a plant and animal cell in color (VS-10 pts).

____ 4f. Create a living cell with 5-6 class members showing the jobs they do (BK, IE-10 pts).

____ 4g. With a partner, write a rap or song that explains the functions of cell organelles (MU, IE-10 pts).

____ 4h. Write an original story that involves cell organelles as characters (VL-10 pts).

____ 4i. Make a color comic strip about 2-3 organelles (VS-10 pts).

____ 4k. With a partner, create a game involving the plant and animal cell organelles and their functions

       (VS, LM, IE-15 pts).

____ *All. Complete practical applications test (VL-10 pts).

____ All.   Listen to lecture and take notes each day (VL)  1    2    3    4    5 

____ All. Secretary position- proofread and edit another student’s written assignment (VL-5 pts). 

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 Days 5-6- Work days

 Day 7- Test/Work day

 Days 8-9- Layer B lab

 Day 10- Layer A work day

 Day 11- All assignments due



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Total Grade:  _____ / 100  Parent/Guardian Signature:  _____________________________