Cell Organelle Structure & Function Graphic Organizer - Distanced Digital Lesson

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This differentiated graphic organizer is an engaging tool to help students learn the organelles of Prokaryotic bacterial cells, and Eukaryotic animal and plant cells. A great activity to do as a class or independently- students will never forget the organelles of a cell!

This lesson is composed of a graphic organizer in two versions in each format:

* For struggling students, the graphic organizer is complete with organelle location, structure and function.

* For excelling students, the graphic organizer is blank, allowing students to fill in the information on their own or with the help of their teacher.

• DIGITAL GOOGLE CLASSROOM links to all items listed above which can be easily converted to Microsoft School with directions provided or altered to fit your school’s personal learning management system

What students will do:

* Students will either read about or provide information about which types of cells have these organelles, what the organelles do, and what the organelles are made of/look like.

* Students will either read about or provide a function for the organelles of the cell: cell membrane, cell wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, nucleolus, lysosome, golgi, endoplasmic reticulum, vacuole, mitochondria, chloroplast .

* All students draw a picture (and create an analogy) of the structure and function to help them remember the organelle and what it does.

* All students reflect on the importance of each organelle by describing what would happen to the cell if the organelle were missing.

* Extension questions follow the graphic organizer and help summarize cell organelles.

You can also buy this worksheet with an accompanying PowerPoint and the Interactive Notebook Cell Organelle Color-by-Number activity in our Interactive Notebook Cell Organelle PowerPoint, Analogy Graphic Organizer and Coloring Activity mini-bundle.

Buy this lesson on its own or GO BIG and buy it in our 4-5 week Cell Organelles & Processes Bundled Unit which covers cells and cell organelles, levels of organization, and cellular processes with 170+ PowerPoint slides and 90+ handouts!

Consider using this with some of our other products in our store:

- Cells Task Cards

- Cells Word Wall

- Fortune Teller Life Science Vocabulary Bundle which includes six cootie catchers aligned with our cells unit.

- Cells CSI Microscope Lab

Click this link to find out how this lesson fits with your NGSS, TEKS or GSE Science Classroom

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Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways the parts of cells contribute to the function. Emphasis is on the cell functioning as a whole system and the primary role of identified parts of the cell, specifically the nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, cell membrane, and cell wall. Assessment of organelle structure/function relationships is limited to the cell wall and cell membrane. Assessment of the function of the other organelles is limited to their relationship to the whole cell. Assessment does not include the biochemical function of cells or cell parts.


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