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Cell Organelle Activity - Making Analogies to Random Things | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
6th - 12th, Homeschool
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5 pages
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Description

This activity is a fun way for students to be creative and think critically about the cell parts. All digital- great for distance learning. NO PREP- perfect for a Sub day. Fully editable! Feel free to add, delete, or change the slides to include different cell parts. 

Depending on your students, sometimes it is best that they do the activity on their own - but working in pairs or groups of three can lead to fun conversations and even debates about the best object for each analogy. 

Differentiation

Typically I let my Academic students choose objects that are analogies to the shape OR function of a cell part. My honors students must choose objects that are analogies to the function of the part only. This takes more thinking and leads to better understanding of the cell parts themselves. The instructions on the slides currently says ‘structure or function’ - but you may change that if you prefer! 

Extension

It is fun to share what students have come up with. Time permitting, let your students pick their favorite 1-3 analogies to share with the class, or even to a small group of students. This also serves as additional reinforcement and review for the cell parts. 

Consider even holding a contest for ‘best analogy’ - either overall or for each cell part. Extra credit for the winner(s) is a great motivator - be sure to tell students ahead of time so that they come up with their best analogies!

Includes a detailed Teaching Guide!

NOTE - if you are looking for a similar activity, but a bit more involved, check out Making Connections with Cell Parts. Students are tasked with choosing ANY object at home or at school and making an analogy with it to a cell part. Students take a picture of the object and embed it into the provided Google Slide template!

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Total Pages
5 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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