Cellular Organelles

Despite their microscopic size, eukaryotic cells are probably one of the most complex systems ever! Explore the structure and function of the major organelles of eukaryotic cells — the nucleus, ER, ribosomes, golgi complex, lysosomes, vacuoles, and chloroplasts — found in both animal and plant cells. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • At the very beginning, the video references and links to another video; show this in class as well
  • Using a vocabulary strategy (such as a Frayer model or a word wall), have learners record definitions and draw structures of organelles
Classroom Considerations

  • Classroom should have a computer, projection system, and an Internet connection
  • Part nine in a series of 37
Pros

  • Great visuals show the structure of the organelles
  • Video explains how some organelles work together to perform specific functions
  • Includes a cellular organelles review worksheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS