Like other carnivores, the Venus flytrap eats animals to get nutrients that it needs to make molecules such as proteins and nucleic acids.  Other chemical compounds made by the plant cells enable the Venus flytrap to digest the animals that it eats.  These chemicals are similar to the chemicals that allow you to digest the food that you eat.  (McDougal Littell Biology) Chapter 3

The cells of all organisms- from algae to whales to people- need chemical energy for all of their processes.  Some organisms, such as diatoms and plants, absorb energy from sunlight.  Some of the energy is stored in sugars.  Cells break down sugars to produce usable chemical energy for their functions.  Without organisms that make sugars, living things on Earth could not survive. (McDougal Little)  Chapter 4
NGSS:  LS 1.2, LS 1.5, LS 1.6, LS 1.7,  LS 2.3,  LS 2.5, ES 1.6, ES 2.6,     ES 2.7,  ES 3.6                                   

website resources
Lectures and Notes:

Biology Syllabus
Syllabus and Behavior Contract
Safety Contract
Student Notes: Unit 2: Chapter 3
PowerPoint Lecture: Unit 2: Chapter 3
Quizlet: Animal Cell Organelles
Quizlet: Plant Cell Organelles
Quizlet: Animial Cell Structures
Quizlet: Cell Membrane and Transport
Kahoot: Cell Organelles
Kahoot: Cell Transport
Quizlet: Chapter 3 Defining Terms
Quizlet: Chapter 3 Test Review (Student created)
Quizlet: Chapter 3 Test Review (Student created)
Cell Diagrams: Animal and Plant
Student Notes: Unit 2: Chapter 4

PowerPoint Lecture Unit 2: Chapter 4
Quizlet: Chapter 4 Defining Terms

Quizlet: Unit 2 Test Review  (student created)
Quizlet: Chapter 4 Test Review  (student created)
Quizlet:Chapter 4 Test Review  (student created)


Chapter 3 Defining Terms
Chapter 3 Concept Review
Cell Cartoon
Pogil: Prokaryote and Eukaryote Cells-S

Pogil: Organelles in Eukaryote Cells-S
Pogil: Cell Size-S
Pogil: Transport in Cells-S Cell Organelles
Cell Organelles
Cell Drawings
Practice Quiz: Cell Organelles
Chapter 3 Review
PowerPoint Rubric: Chapter 3 Review
Chapter 4 Defining Terms
Chapter 4 Concept Review
Chemical Energy and ATP
Photosynthesis and Respiration (Pogil)

Chapter 4 Study Guide
PowerPoint Rubric:  Chapter 4 Study Guide

Labs and Classroom Activities:

Lab: Life in a Drop of Pond Water
Lab: The Microscopic World

Lab: Cell City Analogy
Lab: Comparing Plant and Animal Cells
Lab: PowerPoint-Comparing Plant and Animal Cells
Lab: Inside Cell Worksheet
Lab: Cell Transport
Lab: Diffusion
Lab: Using a Microscope
Lab:  “Photosynthesis Books” (Children’s Book)
Lab: Penny Battery
Lab: Cell Energy and ATP

Textbook Resources:

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Textbook Practice Quizzes Unit 2
Chapter 3 Review Game
Textbook Animated Biology

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Ted-Ed The wacky history of cell theory
Ted-Ed How we think complex cells evolved

Ted-Ed Insights into cell membranes via dish detergent
Biology: Cell Structure

Cell Membranes and Cell Transport
Osmosis: A Solute and Solvent Love Story
Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
Homeostasis (and the Cell Membrane King)
Review: Cell Structure and Function
Ted Ed: A Guide to Energy on Earth
World’s Most Asked Questions: What Is Energy?
Bill Nye The Science Guy on Energy
Ted Ed: Photosynthesis Light reaction, Calvin cycle, Electron Transport
Virtual Cell: Light Reactions
Cellular Respiration: Glycolysis, Krebs cycle, Electron Transport
Cellular Respiration and the Mighty Mitochondria
Photosynthesis and the Teeny Tiny Pigment Pancakes
Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
An Inconvenient Truth (2006) 
Ted Ed: The simple story of photosynthesis and food
Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8
Photosynthesis (Light Reactions)
Bozeman Science:  Cellular Respiration