Structure and Function of Molecules and Cells

Type of Resource



In this analysis and discussion activity, students learn how the function of molecules and cells is related to their structure (including shape, constituent components, and relationships between components). Students analyze multiple examples of the relationship between structure and function in diverse proteins and eukaryotic cells. In addition, students learn that cells are dynamic structures with constant activity, students learn about emergent properties, and students engage in argument from

Performance Expectations

HS-LS1-1   Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.