I created this project for my 7th grade Life Science class. This project can be done individually or in student pairs. Students will create a PowerPoint presentation explaining plants and animal cells and comparing and contrasting cell organelles. This project can be differentiated for students of different abilities. Basic project can be expanded by adding animation, word art and backgrounds to the presentation. Students present their projects to the class and teach each other the course material. Included in the provided materials is an audience participation page for all students to fill in when watching the presentations.
This project meets the following California State Standards
1. All living organisms are composed of cells, from just one to many trillions, whose details usually are visible only through a microscope. As a basis for understanding this concept:
a. Students know cells function similarly in all living organisms.
b. Students know the characteristics that distinguish plant cells from animal cells,
including chloroplasts and cell walls.
c. Students know the nucleus is the repository for genetic information in plant and animal cells.
d. Students know that mitochondria liberate energy for the work that cells do and that chloroplasts capture sunlight energy for photosynthesis.