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Animal Cells - PowerPoint Lesson and Student Notes Package

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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16 slides per version + lesson overview handout
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Animal Cells - Everything you need to introduce or review Animal Cells is right here including the lesson (student and teacher versions), 1 online simulation, 3 embedded videos and a student lesson handout. The lesson covers the Function of Cells and the Cell Theory. It then goes into more depth regarding Animal Cells and their Components and Organelles.


This lesson can also be found in my Cells and the Cell Theory - Complete 5E Unit Bundle. If you'd like to take a look, please CLICK HERE.


The PowerPoint is interactive and engaging and the student notes will keep your kids interested and alert. This lesson is geared towards students in upper elementary and middle school. If you'd like something for older students, please check out my slightly more advanced Cell Structure lesson which can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Inside the lesson package you'll find:

- The teacher version of the power point

- The student version of the power point

- 1 online simulation

- 3 embedded videos

- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:

- Function of Cells overview

- The Cell Theory

- Animal Cells

- Cell Components and Organelles including:

⇒ Cytoplasm

⇒ Cell Membrane

⇒ Nucleus

⇒ Mitochondria

⇒ Endoplasmic Reticulum

⇒ Golgi Bodies

⇒ Vacuoles

This lesson can be found within my Complete Unit - Cells: Understanding Life Systems. CLICK HERE to get everything you'll need to teach a comprehensive and engaging unit on Cells as well as save some money.


You might also be interested in the following activities as they relate directly to Cells and the Cell Theory.

Cells and the Cell Theory - A Device-Based Scavenger Hunt Activity

Cells and the Cell Theory - 7 Engaging Lab Station Activities

Plant Cells - PowerPoint Lesson and Student Notes Package

Cells: Understanding Life Systems - Unit-PowerPoint Lessons,Activities and Notes

Biology Complete Unit: Cells and Body Systems - Lessons and Worksheets


The student version of the power point contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.


If you're interested, I have additional lessons on the cell which can be found below.

The Cell Theory: An Introduction

Animal Cells

Plant Cells

I also have a range of assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store.Teach With Fergy - Please come, have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.

Also, please visit my blog Teach With Fergy for my thoughts on teaching, learning and everything in between.

Total Pages
16 slides per version + lesson overview handout
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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