5 Day Mini-Unit on Cells plus Review Task Cards

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This unit introduces and reinforces cell theory and the scientists involved, the parts of a cell and the roles they play, a mini-project comparing cell organelles to a school, a lab turning Jell-O and candy into a cell, and cell organelle task review cards. See below for a more detailed description.

**This product is included in the following larger unit: “Characteristics of Life and Introduction to Cells Comprehensive Packet.” It also includes the following separately sold products: “Organelle Task Cards,” “1-Day Cell Theory Lesson,” “1-Day Cell Organelle Lesson,” “Comparing a Cell to a _______ Mini-Project,” & “1-Day Make A Candy Cell Lab.” Please double-check your purchases to ensure that you don't buy the same lesson twice. Thanks!**

Day 1 – Cell Theory
15 slide PowerPoint
2 page corresponding notes worksheet

Day 2 – Cell Organelles
14 slide PowerPoint
2 page corresponding notes worksheet
5 page organelle matching game

Days 3 and 4 – Comparing a Cell Project
17 slide PowerPoint
3 page Comparing a Cell Project

Day 5 – Building a Candy Cell Lab Activity
7 slide PowerPoint (includes lab procedure)
2 page Candy Cell Lab sheet

Review Day
3 slide PowerPoint
15 page Organelle Task Cards (28 cards)
1 page Organelle Task Card Answer Sheet

The files are PowerPoint 2007 and PDFs in a zip file. The PowerPoint slides are compatible with Windows 7/Power Point 2007 or later. PowerPoint slides and worksheets are broken down by subject/day to help with flexibility in teaching. Packet is appropriate for 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, and homeschool students.

Each PowerPoint slide set starts with a bell question to activate learning and ends with an exit question to quickly assess students. The slides correspond directly to the packets, and the information that needs to be written down is underlined on the slides. Slides are designed so that all the information does not appear at once and continues by clicking through the program at the appropriate pace. The answers for the reviews are included in the PowerPoint slides, and the labs have corresponding procedure slides.

Manipulative cards sets are intended to be printed as needed, laminated, and used for reinforcement. For example, the cell organelle card sets can be used to match the organelles with their job and levels of organization sets can be used practice putting the levels in order. The questions you can ask (or your students can ask their peers) are endless.

One set of twenty-eight task cards are included to be set up as stations or centers where the students move through in order to reinforce concepts. They are also great to provide “early finishers” with extra reinforcement.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at thescienceshoppe@gmail.com. Thank you!

While this download is designed to be turn-key with minimal changes, please keep in mind that all schools are different regarding standards focus, class-period time, etc. If you have questions, concerns, or catch a typo (hopefully not!), please feel free to contact us at thescienceshoppe@gmail.com. Also, please take a moment to review this curriculum after use. We hope you find this useful in your classroom! Thank you!

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Kristen and Elizabeth
The Science Shoppe

Graphics are courtesy of mycuteclipart.com and openclipart.org.
Other graphics credits include:
Chloroplasts by Kristian Peters. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Plagiomnium_affine_laminazellen.jpeg
Cork tree bySallyofmayflower.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cork_(material)#/media/File:1-Arraiolos-0050.jpg
Portrait of Robert Hooke is an oil painting by Rita Greer.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hooke#/media/File:13_Portrait_of_Robert_Hooke.JPG
Scanning electron microscope photo of diatoms by Mary Ann Tiffany of SDSU.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diatoms.png
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5 Day Mini-Unit on Cells plus Review Task Cards
5 Day Mini-Unit on Cells plus Review Task Cards
5 Day Mini-Unit on Cells plus Review Task Cards
5 Day Mini-Unit on Cells plus Review Task Cards