Why Lesson Planet?
Fifth graders examine plant and animal cells. In this plant and animal cell lesson, 5th graders define what cells are, label their parts, and describe how plant and animal cells are different. They observe cells at a number of web sites, and participate in a cell labeling activity. They make cell models using bread, raisins, grapes, plums, rice, peas and sandwich bags. They label a cell and write a paragraph that tells the purpose of each cell part as an assessment.