Cell Structure & Function - Model Project - Distance Learning + Digital Lesson

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5th - 10th, Homeschool
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Love that students actually get to create a model and an analogy. They should definitely understand cell organelles after this project!
The students love being able to get creative with different candies to represent functions and being able to eat their cell diagram!
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Cell Structure & Function - Cell Model Project

Students learn about cell organelle structure and function by creating an edible model of a plant or animal cell. It's great way to help your students to learn the organelles and one they'll never forget!

What students will do:

* Choose a eukaryotic cell to create- plant or animal

* Make a blueprint, key, and labels to adorn their edible cell model

* Write a paper to cater to an audience of young children, explaining the structure, function, location and importance of each cell organelle, including the nucleus (including nuclear membrane and DNA), mitochondria, cell membrane, cytoplasm, endoplasmic reticulum, lysosome, vacuole, ribosome, Golgi bodies(Apparatus), and in the plant cell, the chloroplast and the cell wall.

This lesson is composed of:

* PowerPoint that details the instructions and rubric. Many photographed examples of what TO do as well as what NOT to do to create the finished product.

* Handouts of the instructions and grading rubric

• 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

This lesson works great with our Cell Organelles: PowerPoint, Analogy Graphic Organizer and Cell Color-by-Number 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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Cell Organelles Project: Let Them Eat Cell- a Eukaryotic Cell Model by © Getting Nerdy, LLC

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27 slides; 3 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells. Emphasis is on developing evidence that living things are made of cells, distinguishing between living and non-living cells, and understanding that living things may be made of one cell or many and varied cells.


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