These task cards meet Georgia's 5th grade science standards for cells and microorganisms. The cards cover cell organelles, the difference between plant and animal cells, harmful microorganisms, and helpful microorganism. I have included a cover, a recording sheet, and an answer key. This is a great center to review for a unit test, local benchmarks, and the end of the year state test. All questions are multiple choice.
The standards are as follows:
S5L3. Students will diagram and label parts of various cells (plant, animal, single-celled, multi-celled).
a. Use magnifiers such as microscopes or hand lenses to observe cells and their structure.
b. Identify parts of a plant cell (membrane, wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, chloroplasts) and of an animal cell (membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus) and determine the function of the parts.
c. Explain how cells in multi-celled organisms are similar and different in structure and function to single-celled organisms.
S5L4. Students will relate how microorganisms benefit or harm larger organisms.
a. Identify beneficial microorganisms and explain why they are beneficial.
b. Identify harmful microorganisms and explain why they are harmful.