Q3 Week 7

TeacherTerri Robertson
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level6th
Week #Q3W7
Unit of InstructionCells
Standard(s) Taught

SC.6.L.14.2  Investigate and explain the components of the scientific theory of cells (cell theory): all organisms are composed of cells (single-celled or multi-cellular), all cells come from pre-existing cells, and cells are the basic unit of life.

SC.6.N.3.1  Recognize and explain that a scientific theory is a well-supported and widely accepted explanation of nature and is not simply a claim posed by an individual. Thus, the use of the term theory in science is very different than how it is used in everyday life.

SC.6.L.14.3  Recognize and explore how cells of all organisms undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis, including extracting energy from food, getting rid of waste, and reproducing.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will: • describe cell theory as:

 all organisms are composed of one or more cells

 all cells come from pre-existing cells o cells are the basic unit of life

• explain how cell theory is applied to all living organisms

• explain why cell theory is a theory

Students will: • describe homeostasis as a constant internal condition within cells and organisms • explore how cells of all organisms undergo similar processes to maintain homeostasis, including:

 getting energy

 removing waste


Classroom Activities

Students will view cells under a microscope and determine if the cell is living or non-living

Students will count grains of rice in a pound of rice to represent 100 trillion cells in the human body.

Students will participate in a lab using gummy bears to replicate homeostasis.  

Assignments Due
Additional Resources

ESE/ 504/ ESOL : Extra time and small group will be available for assignments. Scaffolding of the material and reading content based questions will be used. Copies of the power point will be made available for note-taking purposes. Content material will be read aloud to students if applicable.