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9-12 Biology: Breakout EDU: Cell Structure & Function

9-12 Biology:  Breakout EDU:  Cell Structure & Function

Overview

Identify cell organelles, explain how the structure of an organelle determines its function, and summarize how organelles work together to carry out the functions of the cell.

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Project Description

Name of ProjectBreakout EDU:  Cell Structure & Function
Subject AreaBiology
Targeted StandardsBio.1.1.1 Summarize the structure and function of organelles in eukaryotic cells (including the nucleus, plasma membrane, cell wall, mitochondria, vacuoles, chloroplasts, and ribosomes) and ways that these organelles interact with each other to perform the function of the cell
Driving Question / Problem / ActivatorWhat are the functions of the cell organelles and how do they work together to perform the functions of the cell?
Project SummaryIdentify cell organelles, explain how the structure of an organelle determines its function, and summarize how organelles work together to carry out the functions of the cell.
Estimated Time60 minutes
Materials / Resources (including link to slideshow if available)BreakOut EDU kits w/ platform access
TagsOrganelles, nucleus, nucleolus, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, chloroplast, cell membrane, cell wall, vacuole, golgi, lysosome, ribosome, plant cell, animal cell

Project Outline 

AskThe problem is to “break out” of the “escape room” given a series of clues and problems related to the topic of cell structure and function.  Students must work together as a team in an allotted period of time.
ImagineAs a team, students must come up with a plan for how they will work together most effectively to escape the room as they compete against their peers.
PlanScenarios will be provided as well as materials needed to escape.  
CreateUse the plan of attack on the first level of escape.  Compare to how other teams are working.
ImproveContinue with remaining levels if strategy is working.  If not, come up with a better plan of working together to solve the presented problems.
Closure / Student ReflectionsWinning teams will receive prizes.  Students will fill out a reflection after the activity to reflect on their strategies for completing the activity and whether or not they were successful compared to other teams.
Possible Modifications / ExtensionsStudents could develop their own break out game provided a rubric and parameters.

Evaluation (Pre/Post)  

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Pretest Link: https://forms.gle/bxQegUopjokVjsQR6

 

Post-test Link:  https://forms.gle/8FGcZKaYKKwvkXmKA

 

Credits or Modified From

Breakout EDU

https://platform.breakoutedu.com/category/biology

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