Why Lesson Planet?
Ready to cell-ebrate all things cells? Bring a activity that covers prokaryotic, eukaryotic, plant, and animal cells to your biology class. Pupils pair up and research organelles, use computers to create tables and presentations, and even act out the parts of a cell.
- Groups of learners could make up their own short plays, including scripts and labels for different organelles
- Challenge visual learners to sketch their cells as cities, with the nucleus being city hall, etc.
- Some class members will be much more proficient in programs such as Word and PowerPoint; plan so that all pupils will have adequate time at the computer
- Consider having different activities as stations, so groups can work and switch stations depending upon their progress
- Middle schoolers should ideally be able to view microscope slides to use the labeled drawings of plant and animal cells as evidence that organelles are not always easily apparent
- Supports different learning styles
- Has collaborative and independent components
- Creates interdisciplinary connections between ELA and Life Sciences
- Handout: Organelle List
- Step Sheet: Creating a New Document
- Step Sheet: Searching the Internet
- Step Sheet: Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
- Step Sheet: Putting the Slide Show Together
- Cell Organelles: a PowerPoint Presentation
- PowerPoint Presentation Rubric