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Ch 3: The Parts of Cells Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Parts of Cells chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the anatomy and physiology of cells in your classroom.The video lessons, quizzes, and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Parts of Cells chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Organelles Internal structures of a cell
Tuesday Cellular processes Passive and active transport; osmosis, diffusion, and saturation; endocytosis and exocytosis
Wednesday Nucleus and mitochondria The nucleus of a cell, including the nucleolus, nuclear membrane, and nuclear pores; what mitochondria are and what they do for the cell
Thursday Plant cell structures The cell wall, the central vacuole, chloroplast, chlorophyll, stroma, thylakoid, and grana
Friday Cellular functions based on cell structure Eukaryotic cells vs. prokaryotic cells, bacteriophage lytic and lysogenic cycles

5 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Parts of Cells Lesson Plans
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Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

1. Endocytosis and Exocytosis Across the Cell Membrane

In this lesson, we'll discover how some cells can eat, drink, and digest their dinner through the process of endocytosis and a structure called the lysosome. In addition, we'll learn how a cell can throw out the leftovers across the cell membrane during exocytosis.

Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana

2. Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana

In this lesson, we'll explore the parts of the chloroplast, such as the thylakoids and stroma, that make a chloroplast the perfect place for conducting photosynthesis in plant cells.

Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole

3. Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole

In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the things that make plant cells so different from our cells. In addition to being mean, green photosynthesizing machines, plant cells have cell walls and central vacuoles to make them unique!

Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences

4. Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Similarities and Differences

In this lesson, we discuss the similarities and differences between the eukaryotic cells of your body and prokaryotic cells such as bacteria. Eukaryotes organize different functions within specialized membrane-bound compartments called organelles. These structures do not exist in prokaryotes.

Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles

5. Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles

Viruses are generally not only our enemy but also the enemy of many other organisms. Bacteriophages are viruses that infect specific bacteria. In this lesson, we'll discuss their basic structure and infection cycle.

Chapter Practice Exam
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