7th Grade (SCI) Life Science Standards [LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
SCI-MS.LS1.02 Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and
ways cell parts (organelles) contribute to the cell functions.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the cell functioning as a whole system and the primary role of identified organelle of the
cell, specifically the nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, cell membrane, and cell wall. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.A: Structure and Function
Within cells, special structures are responsible
for particular functions, and the cell
membrane forms the boundary that controls
what enters and leaves the cell.
Student Learning Targets:
I can recognize or recall specific terminology (cell, nucleus, chloroplast, mitochondria, cell membrane, cell wall, ribosome, cytoplasm).
I can label the parts of a plant and animal cells.
I can explain how each organelle contributes to the function of a cell.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can construct a cell model of a plant or animal cell.
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).