Plant Cells

Why can't plants escape prison? Because their cells were surrounded by walls. Introduce viewers to the evolution of plants with a video that discusses the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, plant cells' organelles, and discusses the differences between plant and animals cells. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause video at 0:19 and ask learners what plants need to photosynthesize to see if they can be more accurate than the narrator who leaves out carbon dioxide
  • Preview video to script questions; pause and ask pairs your questions and discuss
  • Have learners create Venn diagrams comparing plant and animal cells after the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Video six in a series of 40

  • Short but interesting section on the evolution of plants
  • Links to other crash course videos are embedded 

  • None
Common Core