Cell Diversity, Shape and Size

Do stem cells tell their kids they can grow up to be anything they want to be? The video discusses the large diversity in different types of stem cells and relates how shape and size determine function.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils draw and label the eukaryote and prokaryote cells in their science journals
  • Discuss the levels of cell organization in more detail after the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of surface area, volume, and ratios
Pros

  • Graphics highlight important concepts
  • Does not require much class time
Cons

  • None