In this lesson, students will create a three dimensional model of a cell and then cut it in two to make a two dimensional view.
This resource accompanies our Rethink 7th Grade Science course. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
In this activity, students will work in collaborative groups to create 9M x 9M models of plant and animal cells. Class population can be split into 2 or 4 groups, with half the students constructing animal cells and the other half constructing plant cells. Students must organize and assign duties, provide materials for this activity, and write a written report. They will also give "Cell Tours" to other students and/or classroom guests.
A class is divided into two groups: one an animal cell, and the other one, a plant cell. They are given a list of cell organelles to research and construct in their 9 M X 9 M model. Students must organize and assign duties, provide materials for this activity, and write a written report to hand in the day of the "Cell Tours" given to the Life Science Students for credit.
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- Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
- Becky Salo
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In this lesson plan from the Utah Education Network, students will collect samples and bring them to school to look at underneath the microscope. They will keep a journal of their observations and drawings and summarize their findings. A student worksheet is included.
Organization of Living Things: Cells Functions, Growth and Development- Students will learn how cells function, grow and develop.
L.OL.M.2 Cell Function: I am able to explain the role cells play in the survival of living organisms.
L.OL.M.3 Growth and Development: I am able to describe how living organisms grow and develop over time
Students play a quick and easy game to review the organelles inside both plant and animal cells. Students will use definitions to identify the appropriate cell structure and its role inside the cell. They will also identify if these structures are present in both plant and animal cells.
This activity will provide students with knowledge of the parts of the cell. Students will observe a variety of cells seen through a microscope and describe them in detail.
Students research the three tenets of cell theory and describe the scientific evidence that supports this theory. After students complete their research, they will engage in all steps of the writing process, including prewriting, outlining, revising, and editing. At the conclusion of the lesson, students will create a three-paragraph argumentative essay to examine the cell theory and the scientific evidence that supports this theory.