Unit 2 Information

Unit 2: Human Body Systems

In this unit, students will:

  • Lead students through investigations of organisms’ organization from basic to complex.
  • Investigate processes associated with systems that function in: acquisition and utilization of energy e.g. digestion and respiration, and excretion.
  • Examine these processes through an interactive study which will ultimately lead them to the understanding that all living organisms are made of cells (including humans) and all participate in these processes in order to maintain life.

S7L2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe how cell structures, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms.

b. Develop and use a conceptual model of how cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.

c. Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes. (Clarification statement: The emphasis is not on learning individual structures and functions associated with each system, but on how systems interact to support life processes.)


PACING CALENDAR FOR UNIT (may be changed based on days… outline for what will be taught)

Curriculum Night

CMS Curriculum Night – October 9, 2018

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Conference Week: October 15-19th

Dear Campbell Parents,

Conference week is October 15 – 19, 2018.  During this week, we will be following a half-day schedule.  Students will be dismissed from school at 1:30 p.m. every day for conference week. This allows us to have conferences with parents for the remainder of the school day.  Teachers are sending out parent invites with times and links for you to sign up online for your conference time.  Please ask your child about conference week to ensure you get a scheduled time with your child’s homeroom teacher.  You can also email your child’s homeroom teacher directly to ensure you have a scheduled time for next week.  We look forward to another great conference week this year.


Sincerely yours,

Sydney Banks

Campbell Middle School



Unit Test! Oct. 5

The Cells unit test is scheduled for October 5, 2018. The students are expected to know the following:

1. Cell Structure and Function

* There are two basic types of cells;

o Prokaryotic cells do not have a nucleus. (bacteria)

o Eukaryotic cells have a nucleus. (plant and animal cells)

* Eukaryotic cells are made up of smaller parts called organelles, each having its own function within the cell. The major organelles with which students should be familiar are the cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and lysosome.

2. Cell Processes

* Diffusion is the movement of small particles such as oxygen and carbon dioxide across the cell membrane without the use of energy.

* Osmosis is the movement of water across a cell membrane without using energy.

* Active transport moves larger particles across the cell membrane and requires the use of energy. Endocytosis and exocytosis are examples of active transport.

* Photosynthesis is the process that plants use to sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water to make food in the form of the simple carbohydrate, glucose. Photosynthesis also produces oxygen. Photosynthesis occurs in a chloroplasts of plant cells.

* Cellular Respiration is the process that plants and animals use oxygen and glucose to produce energy in the form of ATP. Cellular respiration also produces carbon dioxide and water. Cellular respiration occurs in the mitochondria of plant and animal cells.

* Most cells reproduce in a process called Mitosis.

Week: Sept. 17-21

Weekly Lessons:

Monday: (IOWA) Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration Cornell Notes

Tuesday: (IOWA) Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration Diagram

Wednesday: Diffusion & Osmosis Cornell Notes- Intro Lab

Thursday: Diffusion & Osmosis Observations

Friday: PBIS Celebration/ Fresh Air Friday

Quiz (Cell Processes)

Cell Organelle Analogy Project Rubric

Students have been assigned a project for the first unit: Cells. Students are to complete the project in class. Organelle Poster Rubric

Due Date: September 7, 2018

Please review the rubric and make sure your child is staying on task.


Students are working on completing their project this week. Last Friday, students began the planning process (choosing their analogy and figuring out the connection of vocabulary words) with a graphic organizer chart.

Tuesday: Write the analogy statements (at least 8 sentences). One sentences is required for each vocabulary word.

  • ie. The nucleus is like the principal because both control activities. The nucleus controls the cell’s activities and the principal directs the activities of the school.

Wednesday: Sketch a rough draft for poster

Thursday: Begin construction of poster

Friday: Complete the poster, (color and neatness required)

August 27- 31st

Students need to be sure to study the following vocabulary words: cell, organism, eukaryotic, prokaryotic, multicellular, unicellular, nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, lysosome, cytoplasm, and chloroplast.

Monday- Plant & Animal Cell diagram

Tuesday- Cell Organelles: Wanted Poster (rough draft)

Wednesday- Organelle Poster Rubric-1r3nsaf

Thursday- Virtual Lab (or Matching Activity) / Wanted Poster completion(if needed)

Friday- Virtual Lab/ Quiz (if applicable)





August 13-17

Students will conduct their first lab this week! In order for students to participate using the microscopes, student MUST have their Lab Safety Cartoons signed by a parent or guardian.

Monday- Cells Introduction (Stations Rotation) NOTEBOOK CHECK!

Tuesday- Cell Stations (Microscope/Cell Theory History)

Wednesday- Cell Stations (Vocabulary/Foldable)

Thursday- Review: Microscope/Cell Theory History/Vocabulary/Foldable)

Friday- Quiz

Students will not have homework this week but they need to study new vocabulary words and be able to label the microscope for their quiz on Friday.

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