Science/Strand III/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 2
Benchmark Question: How are selected cells specialized
to carry out particular life functions?
Focus Question: How does the physical appearance of
a cell indicate the possible function of the cell?
The teacher will have
students use pictures of different kinds of specialized cells from books,
internet sources, or prepared slides to observe structural differences.
Each student will write an explanation of how the overall structure of a
cell relates to its function (e.g., a nerve cell.) Students should identify
any specific organelles present and relate these organelles to the function
of the cell (e.g., chloroplast with photosynthesis in a plant).