students build toward the Enduring Understanding that a cell is the basic
unit of life; the processes that occur at the cellular level provide the energy and basic
structure organisms need to survive. In Chapter 7, students learn about the cell
theory and the structure and function of parts in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The
graphic organizer to the right summarizes how the Big Ideas relate to the chapter
Essential Question and the four lesson-level Guiding Questions.
Cell Structure and Function
Cells and Energy
Cell Growth and Division
How are cell structures adapted to their functions?