Ch 6: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Structure of Life

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The Structure of Life chapter of this ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8 Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the structure of life. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Structure of Life textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the ScienceSaurus Structure of Life chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the structure of life topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • What constitutes a living organism
  • The parts and mechanisms of a cell
  • Structures in a plant cell
  • Life stages of a cell
  • Types of tissue

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5 Lessons in Chapter 6: ScienceSaurus Student Handbook Grades 6-8: Structure of Life
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The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms

1. The Defining Characteristics of Living Organisms

A house is not a living thing, but the people, animals, and plants living inside it are. So how do we define 'life'? Learn about seven characteristics that all living organisms have in common, no matter how different they may look on the outside.

The Cell: Structure & Function

2. The Cell: Structure & Function

The cell is a small, but complex structure. Take a look inside the outer plasma membrane of a cell and discover the functions of some common cellular components, including the nucleus, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus and mitochondria, in this lesson.

What are the Parts of a Plant Cell?

3. What are the Parts of a Plant Cell?

Plant cells are made up of many different parts, each with a specific job. Working together, they keep a cell healthy and running smoothly. In this lesson, take a closer look at a plant cell and gain an understanding of how each part works.

The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

4. The Cell Cycle: Definition, Phases & Sequence

Learn about the dividing and non-dividing states of the cell and discover the different phases of the cell cycle, including interphase, cytokinesis, and the stages of cell division.

What Are Tissues? - Types & Explanation

5. What Are Tissues? - Types & Explanation

Learn about the different tissues that are found in humans and plants. This lesson summarizes the four tissue types in humans and the three tissue systems of plants.

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