|NGSS MS-LS1-2 (Students who can demonstrate an understanding of this concept can develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function).
More than just the sum of its parts: An investigation into cell structure and function
Cells are the tiny workhorses that hold all of the biological machinery necessary for life. There are numerous types of cells, each of which perform very different functions. Have you ever thought about what is inside of a cell? Or what cells really do? Today we’ll be taking a much closer look at these questions while learning about the structure and function of cells.
There are two main groups of cells – prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells. Let’s take a look at these two cell groups.