This .zip file contains materials for a middle school science lesson that compares the functions of cell organelles with parts of a classroom, as part of a unit on living things. Pictures and ideas are provided to turn you classroom into a giant cell analogy. Students will be forced to learn organelle functions because it will be all around them! The unit was designed for 6th graders in NYC.
1 SMARTboard .notebook lesson presentation, including numerous pictures to help you and your students decorate the classroom and turn it into one big cell! (18 slides)
-PowerPoint version of the same lesson presentation (18 slides)
1 skeleton outline notes sheet that follows the lesson presentation
1 homework assignment
Presentations serve as lesson plans that guide the teacher through the entire lesson. Presentation includes links to related YouTube videos to increase student engagement (I can help you use YouTube videos in your class, even if your network blocks such sites, just ask).
Download Notebook software for free at smarttech.com (Downloads section).
Download my entire 'Living Things (Biology)' unit here: