From Cells to Organisms: Teacher Links
From Cells to Organisms
Learning Pathway Diagrams for this unit:
MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-6, MS-LS1-7
An Invisible Organism
Video on Bubonic Plague – with closed captions
This video segment from A Science Odyssey recounts the methods employed by San Francisco’s health officials to prevent bubonic plague from reaching America’s West Coast. You may Download Bubonic Plague Video (no captions). This video is from PBS LearningMedia™.
Evidence of Microscopic Organisms
If it has been awhile since you used a microscope, you may wish to use this video to review the care and use of a microscope. You may also wish to have absent students view parts of this in order to earn their microscope license.
This video shows a live amoeba moving around on a microscope slide.
Parts of a Cell
Visual Aid: Systems to Cells – 1
Visual Aid: Systems to Cells – 2
Above are the electronic versions of the visual aids referenced in the activity.
Modeling Cell Structure and Function
SEPUP Simulation: What do Cells do?
Click on the link above to launch the simulation in your browser.
Video on the Discovery of Penicillin – with closed captions
In this video segment from A Science Odyssey on PBS LearningMedia™, learn what led British researcher Alexander Fleming to the chance discovery of antibacterial properties in a mold extract he later named penicillin. Download Video on the Discovery of Penicillin (no captions) to save. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video.
Video on Producing Penicillin – with closed captions
In this video segment from A Science Odyssey on PBS LearningMedia™, learn about the team of scientists from Oxford University that conducted tests on penicillin, in addition to the mass production of this new drug. Download Video on Producing Penicillin (no captions) to save. It is recommended that you have the latest version of QuickTime installed to properly view this video.