Science - 2019-20

BIO.3 c - Organelles

The student will investigate and understand relationships between cell structure and function.
Key concepts include
c) similarities between the activities of the organelles in a single cell and a whole organism.

Bloom's Levels:  Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • The cell, the basic unit of all life, contains smaller organelles that assist in life processes that are similar in function to the larger organism.

  • I can explain how life results from cell structure and function.


  • Some organisms exist as a single cell, while others are composed of many cells, each specialized to perform distinct metabolic functions. The basic processes necessary for living things to survive are the same for a single cell as they are for a more complex organism. A single-celled organism has to conduct all life processes by itself. A multicellular organism has groups of cells that specialize to perform specific functions. 


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

c) compare and contrast the activities of an organelle in a single cell and a whole organism.


protist, pseuddopod, amoeboid movement, food vacuole, cilium, trichocyst, macronucleus, micronuleus, gullet, anal pore, contractile vacuole, conjugation, accessory pigment, eyespot, pellicle, phytoplankton, phycobilin, filament, alternation of generations, gametophyte, spore, sporophyte, cellular slime mold, acellular slime mold, fruiting body, plasmodium, hypha, zoosporangium, antheridium, oogonium

Updated: Dec 01, 2017