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Students explore the functions of major eukaryotic organelles. They compare and contrast prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Given diagrams and drawings, students take turns drawing structures, discussing their function, and labeling each function. They play the "What Am I" game to describe the function of organelles.
Students define the parts of a cell and make a model.  In this cells and organelles lesson, students construct organelles from supplied materials.  Students describe the parts of their constructions.
Students simulate a working cell by making a model. In this cell organelles lesson plan, students research the cell and create a model of a cell cross section.  Students make observations as they navigate an online site showing the inside of the cell. Students create a poster showing the parts of the cell.
Students analyze the structure and function of various cell organelles.
Introduce your learners to cells and organelles with this resource. This series of handouts and images asks young scientists to read short informational paragraphs, answer identification questions, and color and label diagrams of an animal cell and a plant cell. This is a complete resource that could be given as a packet. It also includes a graphic organizer in which class members can demonstrate their knowledge of the different organelles. Color cell diagrams are included on the last page.
Students design a poster with a cell and its organelles on one part and an analogy to the cell on another part. They should compare roles of each organelle to a part of their analogy.
Students create simple 2D concept driven visualizations of cells and cell organelles and organize them into an effective presentation.
Eighth graders draw and label the organelles in a plant and an animal cell. They use the drawing tools in Microsoft word and follow links from the internet to complete a table of the organelles and their functions. They complete a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast plant cells and animal cells.
Using a piece of pink paper as the cytoplasm of an animal cell, beginning biologists color and cut out organelles on the handout to glue onto their cell models. Afterward, they create a list of the structures and describe the function of each.
Students describe the different cell types. In this biology lesson, students create cell models using materials available. They label different cell organelles and identify their function.
Students examine animal and plant cells using a microscope and participate in a class discussion about the functions of the organelles.  For this biology lesson, students use microscopes and videos to better understand the functions of specialized cells.
Students distinguish the differences betwee the organelle shapes, size, and distinguishing factors. They place the correct organelles in the appropriate cell, plants or animals.
Each of these slides deals with an individual organelle and displays a diagram along with labels of the structures. The most useful components of this slideshow are the summaries of functions and descriptions of how the organelles are the most efficient for their jobs. This is the first of a three-part series of PowerPoint presentations.
Liken a cell and its organelles to a tiny person and its organs. After gathering information on cell structures and their functions, small groups collaborate to come up with an analogy of their own. They produce a collage describing the cell and its organelles, side-by-side with the comparison. This creative approach to teaching cell organelles allows learners to make connections to something that they are familiar with. 
Learners explore parts and functions of the cell, and create models of assigned organelles.
Students create a brochure to entice readers to 'visit' their cell organelles and functions 'amusement park'. Students use humor and 'roadside attractions' for an inspiration - 'visit the ribosomes to watch proteins synthesized before your very eyes!'
As your class views each slide, they will be introduced to the organelles and structure of the cell.  Details about structure and function are given and also some trivia about their frequency and population. There is also some information about potential related problems.  A wonderful introduction to cell structure.
Students work in groups to create a new head of the cell to take over for the nucleus.  In this cell  lesson students produce a campaign that will show the importance of the organelle to the cell.
Sixth graders, in groups, learn the morphology and function of organelles within plant and animal cells.
Students examine plant and animal cells to observe the organelles present in the cell, to match the function of each to the organelle on a cell model and to build a model of the plant or animal cell.