MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function


  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Project Recently Updated
    Animal Cell Project
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    Project
    Students learn about the animal eukaryotic cell using an analogy. This project is to supplement your normal teaching about the cell. Great project for students to remember the organelles and structure of the cell. Topics include cell membrane, mitochondria, riosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, vacuoles, lysosomes, and the nucleus. Extension topics include, channel proteins, receptor proteins, peroxisomes, and the cytoskeleton.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-2 (Cell Organelles)
     
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  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet Recently Updated
    Cell Membrane Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    In this cell membrane worksheet, students learn about the phospholipid structure and how it influences the structure of the lipid bilayer. Also included is osmosis and how the phospholipid bilayer is semi-permeable to water which allows for the transport water from high concentration to low concentration.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-2 (Cell Organelles)
     
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  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Parts of a Prokaryote
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    Worksheet
    Students read a short passage about prokaryotes and color in the different parts a bacteria cell. Students then answer 10 review questions about prokaryotes.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Cell Coloring Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    Students color in the different organelles of a plant cell and answer 4 analysis questions about how plant cells and different than animal cells.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
    MS-LS1-2 (Cell Organelles)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    How HIV Infects Cells - AP
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    Worksheet
    Students read about how HIV infects cells, answer 3 questions, and then color the virus / cell parts for 15 keywords.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    External Anatomy of a Frog
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    Lab
    The eyes, legs, and mouth of the frog is dissected and analyzed.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Fetal Pig Dissection
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    Lab
    Fetal Pig dissection lab manual.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Digestive System Lab: What Happens When You Eat
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    Lab
    These six digestive system labs have students increasing their knowledge of how digestion occurs in the human body. Students will identify organs involved in performing digestion and eat time they eat.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS1-6
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-7 (Metabolism)
     
    Published by Kelly Ludwig
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Characteristics of Life Lab
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    Lab
    Students will learn use their observation skills to determine if an object is living, dead, dormant, a product of a living thing, or never alive using the main characteristics of life.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-3
    HS-LS4-2
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
     
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  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Cheek Cell Lab
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    Lab
    In this short lab, students take a sample of cheek cells from themselves using a toothpick, put a stain on the slide along with the cheek cells, and observe the nucleus and cell membrane under a microscope. Students also answer analysis questions about the procedure and cells.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-2 (Cell Organelles)
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Project
    Human Body Wanted Poster Project
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    Project
    Students will create a to create a "Wanted" poster about an organ. Students will research an organ system contains your organ, the organ's main functions, ow does your organ works with other systems to keep the body healthy, which diseases or disorders affects your organ, and can a person live without the organ.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-8 (Brain)
     
    Published by Stacy Baker & Tracy Trimpe
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Introduction to Paramecium Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    An introductory protozoan worksheet for students to learn about a Paramecium. Students answer question about a Paramecium's 's anatomy, physiology, and metabolic processes. Students also color the organelles of an Paramecium.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS3-2 (Types of Reproduction)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Circulatory System Lab - Heart Rate Regulation
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    Lab
    In this heart rate lab, students learn how to measure heart rate and then they design an experiment to test the effects of an activity or stimulus on heart rate. In their lab report, students analyze and interpret the experimental data, and culminate with a presentation of their experiment to the class.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    HS-LS1-3
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Invertebrate Lab
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    Lab
    In this invertebrate lab, students compare the anatomy of earthworms, snails, and several arthropods. All of the invertebrates in this lab can be purchased at a low cost from a local pet store.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    4-LS1-1 (Plant Animal Structures)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Sense of Taste Lab
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    Lab
    In this lab about the sense of smell and taste, students investigate how a person identifies different flavors of jellybeans. Students learn about the olfactory receptors and the olfactory bulb transmit information to the brain and how the brain interprets salt, sweet, sour, bitter, or savory flavors.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-8 (Brain)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Osmosis and Diffusion Lab
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    Lab
    What is osmosis? In this diffusion lab, students make predictions about the effects of osmosis to try to answer this driving question. The experiment focuses on students designing experiments to test these predictions. Students should have prior knowledge of diffusion.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-2 (Cell Organelles)
     
    Published by Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Bacteria, Virus, & Multicellular Organisms Worksheet
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    Worksheet
    In this microbe worksheet, students compare and contrast prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses. The purpose of this worksheet is for students to see the difference between single-celled organisms, multicellular organisms, and a virus.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
     
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  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Cell Surface Area to Volume Lab
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    Lab
    Students build a 3 models to represent 3 different cell sizes. Students will then calculate the surface area and volume for each model.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-2 (Cell Organelles)
     
    Published by Cheryl Massengale
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Human Body Systems Word Search
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    Worksheet
    A word search with 31 terms related to the human body systems.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
    MS-LS1-8 (Brain)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Skeletal & Muscular System Crossword
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    Worksheet
    19 question crossword puzzle about the skeletal and muscular systems.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Tracy Trimpe
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Classification of an Echinoderm
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    Lab
    To understand how the starfish relates to its classification. Students will give three characteristics of each animal, so they can identify the organism. All students will discuss the relationship between the arthropods and echinoderms.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
    MS-LS1-4 (Animal Plant Structures)
    MS-LS4-2 (Anatomical Structures)
     
    Published by Henry Dill
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Endocytosis Lab
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    Lab
    In this endocytosis modeling lab, students try to figure out how to put food molecules into a paper bag by only using their hands and string and without exposing the inside of the bag. This modeling lab is a challenging activity until one group gets why the string is needed to pinch off the side of the bag to make a vesicle around the food molecules. Topics covered include vesicles, endocytosis, and phagocytosis.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-2 (Cell Organelles)
     
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  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    Intro to Microscopes Lab
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    Lab
    This accessible microscope lab introduces how to focus the microscope. Topics in this microscope lab include objectives, the field of view, resolution, making a wet-mount slide, and measuring with a ruler.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-1 (Cell Types)
     
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  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Lab Experiment
    The Immune Response Activity
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    Lab
    Students place paper signs on a red blanket and perform a sequence of events that mimic the humoral immune response.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Margaret Mikel
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Kindney - Nephron - Bowmen’s Capsule - AP
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    Worksheet
    Students color in the different parts of a kidney, nephron, and Bowmans capsule and then answer 5 analysis questions.
    NGSS Standard
    HS-LS1-2
    MS-LS1-3 (HBS)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf
  • MS-LS1.A: Structure and Function Worksheet
    Cell City Analogy WS
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    Worksheet
    This simple worksheet provides a narrative story about the different parts of a city with underlined words. Students then match the underlined words with the different organelles of a cell.
    NGSS Standard
    MS-LS1-2 (Cell Organelles)
     
    Published by Shannan Muskopf

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