Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Cells are made of complex molecules that consist mostly of a few elements. Each class of molecules has its own building blocks and specific functions.
Represent and explain the relationship between the structure and function of each class of complex molecules using a variety of models.
Cellular processes are carried out by many different types of molecules, mostly by the group of proteins known as enzymes.
Demonstrate the properties and functions of enzymes by designing and carrying out an experiment.
Cellular function is maintained through the regulation of cellular processes in response to internal and external environmental conditions.
Predict a cell’s response in a given set of environmental conditions.
Cells divide through the process of mitosis, resulting in daughter cells that have the same genetic composition as the original cell.
Distinguish between the processes of cellular growth (cell division) and development (differentiation).
Cell differentiation is regulated through the expression of different genes during the development of complex multicellular organisms.
Describe modern applications of the regulation of cell differentiation and analyze the benefits and risks (e.g., stem cells, sex determination).