Michigan Protein Synthesis Benchmarks

Cells (HS1)

Explain how multicellular organisms grow based on how cells grow and reproduce.

Key concepts: Specialized functions of cells--respiration, protein synthesis, mitosis, meiosis. Basic molecules for cell growth--simple sugars, amino acids, fatty acids. Basic chemicals, molecules and atoms--water, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, fats and lipids, nucleic acids; carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen. Cells come only from other cells.

Real-world context: The growth of plants and animals.