Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells

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Both types of cell have these: - Nucleus - Cytoplasm - Cell membrane - Mitochondria (Energy is released here by respiration) Only plant cells have these: - Cell wall - Large vacuole - Chloroplasts

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Comprehensive CurriculumBiologyCecil J. PicardState Superintendent of Education April 2005BiologyTable of ContentsUnit 1: The Cell1Unit 2: Reproduction and Genetics8Unit 3: Changes Over Time18Unit 4: Traits and Classification of Life24Unit 5: Balance in Nature28Unit 6: The Human Body - Its Structures, Systems, Balance, and Health36Unit 7: Patterns of Behavior52Unit 8: Health and Disease57BiologyUnit 1: The CellTime Frame: Approximately three weeksUnit DescriptionThis unit introduces the students to basic structure of cells and their differences, stressing the comparison of plant and animal cells, the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, transport mechanisms, the role of enzymes, and the characteristics used to define life.Student UnderstandingsThe major understandings include the structure of cells (prokaryotic and eukaryotic) and their functions with regard to components of plants and animals, their ability to transport water and other substances, their enzymatic properties, and their ability to be defined as living organisms. Guiding Questions1. Can students describe the difference between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells? 2. Can students identify cell organelles and describe the function(s) of each? 3. Can the students describe how cells are affected by varying concentrations of solutions?4. Can students differentiate among the forms of cell transport?5. Can students describe th

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