CELLS 2nd edition STUDENT TEXT (paperback)



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THE STUDENT TEXT IS INCLUDED IN THE FULL CURRICULUM BOOKLET.  This separate student text booklet is provided as a convenience to those of you who are teaching multiple students and would like each of them to have their own copy of the text.  If you are teaching just one student, you don’t need a separate student text.

Target age group:  ages 10-15

Topics covered:  The history of the discovery of cells, the molecule structure of phospholipids and phospholipid membranes, the cytoskeleton and its functions, motor proteins, ATP and the mitochondria, how the electron transport chain works, amino acids, proteins, DNA discovery, translation, transcription, mRNA, tRNA, ribosomes, chaperone proteins, lysosomes, enzymes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, docking proteins and protein synthesis inside endoplasmic reticulum, the structure of the nucleus, the nucleolus and how ribosomes are made, histones, nucleosomes, rRNA, cell metabolism, overview of digestion, chylomicrons, fatty acids, glucose, the Krebs cycle, acetyl-CoA, phagocytosis, pinocytosis, exocytosis, glycolysis, mitosis, meiosis, and overview of common body cells such as epithelial (skin, capillary, goblet, villi), muscle cells, neurons, bone cells and blood cells.

Length of student text:  102 pages (some color diagrams included)

Video links:  An extra feature of this curriculum is that it incorporates free supplemental videos. You can access most of the links by using my YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/TheBasementWorkshop, then find the “Cells” playlist.  (Sometimes you have to click on “Show all playlists.”)

— You can still use the curriculum even if you can’t access the Internet links.  The links are really terrific, but they are not so essential that you can’t do the curriculum without them.
— The concepts covered in this curriculum are considered high school level; however, they are presented in a manner that makes them accessible to younger students.  The activities that go along with the text are a key part of making these concepts understandable to younger ages. Yes, it is worth it to gather the materials for the crafts and the labs!

— If you are teaching grades 8-10, check out module 1 of my Mapping the Body with Art ecourse.  It’s not identical to this Cells book, and goes into more detail about cellular respiration, does a quick review of prokaryotes and has lessons on egg, sperm and zygote.

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Weight 1.1 lbs