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Core Science Curriculum Framework

CMT Correlations

7.2.a All organisms are composed of one or more cells; each cell carries on life-sustaining functions.

C15. Describe the basic structures of an animal cell, including the nucleus, cytoplasm, mitochondria and cell membrane, and how they function to support life.

7.2.b Multicellular organisms need specialized structures and systems to perform basic life

Who is Sick? Really cool sickness trackerů

 

Grade Level Expectations:

  1. Compare and contrast single-celled organisms with multicellular organisms.
  2. Illustrate and describe in writing the structure and the functions of the following: cell membrane, cytoplasm, mitochondria and nucleus of an animal cell.

Cell Biology Animation

Cells and Organelles

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Warriors of the immune system 

Endemic, epidemic, pandemic

Influenza

Immune System Links

Bacteria and viruses

Articles

People and Events

Microbe Fun Facts

Review Games!

Problems with the Immune System

Silly Immune System Definitions

Germ Theory

 

FROM THE MOUTHS OF SCIENCE STUDENTS:

"For head cold: use an agonizer to spray the nose until it drops in your throat."

"To keep milk from turning sour: Keep it in the cow."

 These comments come from test papers and essays submitted to science and health teachers by elementary, junior high, high school, and college students and compiled at the NEA Life Sciences Symposium, Kansas City, Kansas. As the originator noted, "It is truly astonishing what weird science our young scholars can create under the pressures of time and grades." Please note that the original spelling has been left intact.

 

Q: As what did the antibody go to the Halloween costume party?
A: As an "immunogobulin"

 

"[Louis Pasteur's]... theory of germs is a ridiculous fiction. How do you think that these germs in the air can be numerous enough to develop into all these organic infusions? If that were true, they would be numerous enough to form a thick fog, as dense as iron."
     --Pierre Pochet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse