Teachers' Domain, Structure and Function, published August 24, 2010, retrieved on ,
Structure and Function is a graduate-level professional development course designed to enhance your understanding and teaching of life science. In two sessions, you will investigate life science topics using hands-on activities and online resources including video segments, interactive activities, readings, and other multimedia materials. These resources are drawn from Teachers' Domain, WGBH's digital library service.
Structure and Function
This course helps you understand and teach about how an organism's characteristics enable it to survive and reproduce in its particular environment.
Session 1: Structure and Function of Organisms
Learners explore the relationship between structure and function and see how the traits of organisms enable them to survive in the environment in which they live. Teaching and learning strategies focus on processes of science and science education.
Session 2: Structure and Function of Cells
Learners examine and expand their concept of the cell -- the basic functional unit of life -- focusing specifically on the structures that enable cells to meet their individual requirements. Teaching and learning strategies focus on the use of models in teaching.
All sessions and their content correspond to the National Science Education Standards.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.