The Endomembrane System Concept Map Worksheet
Complete the WORKSHEET first then Make TWO (2) concept maps to explore the relationship between cell types, cell structures and cell functions.
Map 1 will include the List 1 terms.
Map 2 will include the List 2 terms (cellular structures), and use the List 3 terms to describe the functions of List 2 structures.General Rules for Constructing a Concept Map:
Terms or concepts are represented by words enclosed in boxes.
You must use all of the term provided in your concept map.
Use each term only once per map.
Pairs of related terms are connected with lines.
Each connection (line) represents a relationship between terms or concepts.
Label EACH connection with a meaningful description. This description can be a single word or a short phrase. Please remember that these descriptions must describe the relationship between terms or concepts, and not simply be definitions of individual terms.
Connect as many pairs of terms as you can to illustrate all of the relationships between concepts
Concept Mapping is a visual way for you to turn the written information in your
textbook into a combination of words and pictures to represent the main ideas
and major supporting details. Often times, you will find that your schema (prior
knowledge), creativity, and learning style for this technique will help you retain
and recall textbook information more readily. Artistic talent is not a prerequisite to
mapping, but adhering to accurately portraying the textbook information is.
Concept Mapping (a form of outlining)
Concept Mapping is an informal outlining technique that was devised for students
to aid in organizing class material. You can improve your memory of what you
have read by grouping and rearranging information according to:
2. By the sequence or order in which topics take place
4. Other categories
For many people, getting a quick picture of the sequence and relative importance
of a group of ideas by writing them in a map form is an effective form of outlining.
How to make a concept map:
1. Be sure you understand the meaning of the seed terms. Do not attempt to map
the material until you understand it.
2. Start with the general terms (big ideas or concepts) and move out towards
more specific terms (smaller ideas or examples of the ‘big ideas”).
3. Draw circles around the terms and draw lines connecting the circles.
4. Label all lines connecting the circles, using one or a few linking words. The
linking words should define the relationship between the two concepts so that it
reads as a valid statement or proposition.
5. Include arrow(s) to show the direction of the relationship.
6. Try to use a variety of descriptive words or phrases for your linking words.
7. Draw and label any lines you can think of which show connections between
terms (these are called cross-links). Cross-links can often help you to see new,
creative relationships in your knowledge.
8. If terms are provided for you, you can always add any related terms you can
think of which will help make the concept map more complete or accurate. Try to
add examples drawn from real life or from classroom experiences.
SSC Concept Mapping, p.1
Revised Sept 06