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Thank you for purchasing this problem and project based resource on cells, “Battle For Planet Earth; the structure and function of cells”. This resource is designed to engage your students and immerse them in real life scenarios which forces them to explore, collaborate and research to find the solution to a problem. This resource uses 21st Century Learning Skills, Next Generation Science Standards and develops students questioning and problem solving skills.
This is Chapter One, in a series of units that surround the theme of “Battle For Planet Earth”.
Students are given the scenario that Planet Earth has been invaded by alien life, of which we know very little about. They are working with the US Government and US Army, to piece together the puzzle and find a solution to the alien invasion which is destroying the planet.
In this particular lesson unit students will need to determine the cellular structure of the alien life form, in order to help the US Army.
This project covers the following concepts:
1. The structure of prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
2. the structure of plant and animal cells
3. The function of Cell organelles
4. The difference between plant and animal cells
5. The function of the mitochondria
6. Using observations and questions in science to drive curiosity
the final outcome of this project is a 3D model of a cell, and a written argument which supports their research.