This is a complete lesson plan in the preferred "5-E" format. The lesson as presented takes approximately 80 minutes to complete in an introductory-level high school biology class, but can easily be modified or spread over two 45 minute periods, since students will spend as much time as allowed creating their posters. This could also be assigned as an individual project, but I like to promote collaboration. This lesson includes a Cornell notesheet that allows students to gather and cooperatively share descriptions of the organelles, a classic cell city activity and rubric, and timing plan with alternatives. I recommend creating a slide show of common city features to use as an engagement, as described in the lesson. This received rave reviews from my students and administration.
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