Science Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Cells: The Basic Units of Life

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Missouri Standards

MO.3. Characteristics and Interactions of Living Organisms
3.1. There is a fundamental unity underlying the diversity of all living organisms
3.1.C. Cells are the fundamental units of structure and function of all living things
3.1.C.a. Scope and Sequence - Characteristics of Living Organisms: Recognize all organisms are composed of cells, the fundamental units of life, which carry on all life processes
3.2. Living organisms carry out life processes in order to survive
3.2.A. The cell contains a set of structures called organelles that interact to carry out life processes through physical and chemical means
3.2.A.a. Scope and Sequence - Characteristics of Living Organisms: Compare and contrast the following plant and animal cell structures: cell membrane, nucleus, cell wall, chloroplast, and cytoplasm
MO.7. Scientific Inquiry
7.1. Science understanding is developed through the use of science process skills, scientific knowledge, scientific investigation, reasoning, and critical thinking
7.1.B. Scientific inquiry relies upon gathering evidence from qualitative and quantitative observations
7.1.B.c. Scope and Sequence - All Units: Use a variety of tools and equipment to gather data (e.g., microscopes, thermometers, computers, spring scales, balances, magnets, metric rulers, graduated cylinders, stopwatches)
MO.8. Impact of Science, Technology and Human Activity
8.1. The nature of technology can advance, and is advanced by, science as it seeks to apply scientific knowledge in ways that meet human needs
8.1.B. Advances in technology often result in improved data collection and an increase in scientific information
8.1.B.a. Scope and Sequence - All Units: Identify the link between technological developments and the scientific discoveries made possible through their development (e.g., Hubble telescope and stellar evolution, composition and structure of the universe; the electron microscope and cell organelles; sonar and the composition of the Earth; manned and unmanned space missions and space exploration; Doppler radar and weather conditions; MRI and CAT-scans and brain activity))