Use this activity and let the kids teach themselves about CELLS!! My writing guides them through two websites and their amazing interactive cell models.
First, comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic CELLS and examples in bacteria and plant & animal species.
Then, explore an amazing 3D Animal Cell and watch video of organelles and record their purposes! Then, click to change it to a Plant CELL model and record the differences -- with the ability to go back and forth until you get all of the necessary information. Where was this when we were in school!!
Then, check out the size of this Microworld in a magical ZOOM from a grain of rice to a water molecule to a virus down to a carbon atom! Record the SI measurements and what part of the meter it is. Finally, enjoy the size of things compared in the Universe, created by a 9th grader-- and it, too, is AMAZING!
I hope I helped you to Rock the Science! Sincerely, Jana--Science Rocks with Smalley