Cell Communication

Humans have taken communication to every corner of the Earth, yet our bodies, at the cellular level, have communicated without technology for millions of years. Learners view the variety of ways cells can communicate, whether right next to each other, separated by a small distance, or found far away from each other. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask learners to share the number of ways they communicate with each other before showing the video
  • After the video, have pairs of learners choose an example of cell communication and determine an example of how humans communicate in the same way 
  • Pre-teach or have a way to reinforce vocabulary shown in video
Classroom Considerations

  • To complete the activity, the classroom must have a computer, projection system, and access to the Internet 
  • Part six in a series of 37
Pros

  • Great analogy between how humans communicate and how cells communicate
  • Simple yet effective visuals
  • Best example using HGH which will engage high school learners
  • Includes a short review worksheet 
Cons

  • None