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Identify the different cell organelles in prokaryotes. Modelling the cells using Jell-o and candies will be a fun way to experience the cell in a hands-on way (different to using play-doh!). They observe cells under a microscope and draw what they see.
7th Science 53 Views 275 Downloads
New Review Edible Cell Model Project
Science has never tasted so sweet! Engage young scholars in exploring the anatomy of the cell with a fun life science project. Choosing to focus on either plants or animals, students create edible cell models with a key that identifies and explains the functions of organelles like the nucleus, mitochondria, cytoplasm, and cell membrane.
6th - 8th Science 25 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Three Life-Giving Sisters: Plant Cultivation and Mohican Innovation
Children gain first-hand experience with Native American agriculture while investigating the life cycle of plants with this engaging experiment. Focusing on what the natives called the Three Sisters - corn, beans, and squash - young scientists germinate and grow seeds in order to learn about plant life and understand why the Mohicans chose to grow these plants alongside one another.
2nd - 5th Science 38 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life Science: Classifying Life with Vocabulary
Practice vocabulary using words from life science. Pupils read new words associated with life science but must guess the definition. They get to discuss their initial definitions after receiving the dictionary definitions on a worksheet. This is designed to have a quiz at the end.
3rd - 5th Science 60 Views 322 Downloads
Cell Structures and Their Functions
Life science learners investigate live cells. They examine wet mount slides of cyanobacteria and Elodea plants. They peer into the dynamic microscopic world of protists. Afterward, they construct a model of a cell, including rudimentary structures: cell membrane, nucleus, chloroplast, cell wall, mitochondria, vacuole, and possibly flagella or cilia.
7th - 12th Science 51 Views 217 Downloads
Plant Parts You Eat
Plants provide a variety of delicious foods essential for human survival. In the fourth lesson of this series on food science, young scientists investigate common fruits, vegetables, and grains in order to determine which plant part is represented by each.
K - 5th Science 52 Views 37 Downloads
Do Plants Need Light?
Turn your classroom into a greenhouse with a lesson on plant growth. First, investigate the different parts of seeds, identifying the seed coat, cotyledon, and embryo. Then plant the seeds and watch them grow! Measure the new plants every couple of days to document their growth, moving some into a dark corner of the room to demonstrate their dependence on light.
K - 4th Science 82 Views 52 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Life Science: Plants and their parts
Introduce the topic of plant vocabulary to your learners by showing them an enlarged picture of a leaf's veins. Now that you've got the attention of your class, read their new vocabulary list, having them repeat each word after you. Finally, post these words near the door they exit from to ensure they build familiarity with the words.
3rd - 5th Science 13 Views 138 Downloads
Collaborative Lab Experiments
Life science teams experiment by placing sprigs of Elodea into a sodium bicarbonate solution and counting the oxygen bubbles produced. Data is recorded and graphed on a Google spreadsheet, making this not just a activity in photosynthesis, but also an ideal practice in using this technology-based form of collaboration and sharing information.
5th - 9th Science 25 Views 19 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Living Environment 2003
The living environment, from the interior of a cell to the complex relationships among populations, are queried in this final examination. Learners look at air pollution maps, diagrams of cells, population graphs, and drawing of cells. They answer multiple choice, graphing, and written response style questions.
9th - 12th Science 24 Views 101 Downloads
Get some competition going in your life science class. Give lab groups a variety of plant parts, all of them fruits, except one. Their mission is to make observations, compare and contrast, in order to be the first to identify the oddball. Through this exercise young biologists are exposed to homologous and analogous structures.
6th - 9th Science 7 Views 12 Downloads
Life Science: Living Things
Have your class build their vocabulary bank by studying life science terms. Basic terms like organism, cell, unicellular, and vertebrate are included on the definition sheet provided. Demonstrate how to identify different life science terms.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 26 Views 485 Downloads
Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels
Biotech engineers discover that changes in the DNA code for cell wall formation can help create crops better suited for biofuel production. They extract DNA from wheat germ. They decode paper strips with codes and relate the activity to DNA expression.
5th - 8th Science 22 Views 50 Downloads
Independent Plant Growth Experiment
This is an awesome lesson filled with tons of engaging learning activities. Over a period of weeks learners will make observations, collect plant and analyze plant data, read and review agricultural articles, design and conduct an experiment based on a developed hypothesis, conduct research, and work toward having a strong paper and product for the science fair.
6th Language Arts 18 Views 79 Downloads
Plant Parts and their Function
Discover why plants are important to our world. View plant parts and categorize them as stems or buds. Students do a cut and paste of pictures of plants into correct categories. Students also plant a carrot top,and record the growth and changes each week.
3rd Science 92 Views 416 Downloads
Use this resource to have your class learn about the cell. This resource walks learners through the construction of a model of a cell. This project is completed in a cooperative learning group, and reinforces the higher-order thinking skill of analogy building.
9th - 12th Science 14 Views 76 Downloads
3-D Cell Model
Life science laureates choose a plant or animal cell to construct a model of as an at-home project. This handout provides guidelines, suggested materials, and a grading rubric for their reference. A full-page letter to parents is also part of this document, which can be used to emphasize the importance of the project.
7th - 12th Science 26 Views 26 Downloads
Plant Parts We Eat
I bet the kids in your class will love to eat their vegetables after an engaging lesson about edible plants. They read information about vegetables and edible plants, sort vocabulary words, identify plant parts, measure and graph the weight of several vegetables, plus so much more.
K - 2nd Language Arts 116 Views 294 Downloads CCSS: Designed