Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

Biology - Concept Map



A concept map depicting the structures and functions of animal and plant cells.


Purpose of Strategy/Approach


Use a web diagram to improve vocabulary comprehension and content knowledge about a particular concept or question with links labeled to indicate the direction and nature of the relationship between units of information.


Rationale of Lesson


Understanding of this topic is fundamental to understanding the makeup of living organisms and ultimately how the human body works. Cell structures and functions enable cells to function independently or as part of multicellular organisms. The interdependence of cell structures within a cell mirror the interdependence of organs to the well-being of the human body.


Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants


Carlye Mascorro, Ladimae M. T. Daoayan, and Dr. Anila Asghar


  • microscopes
  • overhead projector or computer with projector
  • pens/pencils

References and Web Resources


Concept Map References and Web Resources