Cells and Cell Processes Unit for Special Education PRINT AND DIGITAL

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Special Needs for Special Kids
Grade Levels
9th - 11th
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225 plus 54 google slides
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This unit on Cells and Cell Processes contains 225 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism PLUS 54 google slides that contain a digital version of the activities in the printable pdf.

This unit addresses the main characteristics of cells (nucleus, ribosomes, mitochondria, and chloroplasts) as well as cellular respiration and photosynthesis.

All the information is presented in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on the important structures of cells and what they do.

In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.


For more on cell transport specifically, that covers osmosis, diffusion, and active transport CLICK HERE


The digital activities were created using google slides and can be used with google classroom.

Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need more support. There is also a link to a movie version of both books included in the unit that students can watch online.

There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

See the preview for a more detailed look at the contents.


Cells and Cell Processes Unit Includes:

⭐ This unit comes in 2 complete files. One is in color and one is in black and white.

In the zipped folder you will find:

  • 16 days of lesson plans
  • Cells Unit activities in color
  • Cells Unit activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Cells Unit book (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities

Cells and Cell Processes Activities Includes:

  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (plus digital versions)
  • Circle map (plus digital version)
  • Many different labeling activities (plus digital versions)
  • 2 Venn Diagrams (plus digital versions)
  • Matching organelle to function activities (plus digital versions)
  • Sorting activity (plus digital version)
  • Make a life-sized cell
  • Make a pizza cell (sweet or savory)
  • 3 Cut and paste close worksheets (plus digital versions)
  • 2 Sudoku puzzles (plus digital version)
  • Word search
  • Assessments (3 versions) (plus digital versions)


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

As always please take a moment to leave feedback or post any questions you may have. Remember, you will gain credit toward future purchases on tpt as you leave more and more feedback!!

I am currently developing more units, and any feedback I get helps me make improvements in the future. Plus, it just means a lot to me.

Total Pages
225 plus 54 google slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 month
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