In this activity, students create poems, stories, play scripts, songs, and raps about plant cells, animal cells, and the protists: Paramecium, Amoebas, Euglenas, Volvox.
They can choose from a number of proposed artistic expressions:
□ An “I am poem” about the protist or cell
□ A silly or funny or serious or scary story about the cells or protists
□ A song or rap about the cells or protists
□ A script for a play about the protists
□ Suggest an idea of your own!
They must somehow include the following information in their expressions:
For Plant and Animal cells…
□ What are cells? What are plant and animal cells? Why are cells important?
□ What kinds of things are made of cells? Are cells all around us?
□ The main organelles and their functions: nucleus, cell membrane, mitochondria, ribosome’s, cytoplasm, chloroplast, cell wall
□ Think of awesome fun facts and information!!
□ What are protists? Where do protists live?
□ What do they look like?
□ What are the main types? How do they move? How do they get their energy? How do they eat? How do they reproduce?
□ How are they helpful? How are they harmful?
□ The main organelles and functions
□ Think of awesome fun facts and information!!!
The activity is creative and caters to visual/kinesthetic/artistic learners. it is aligned to 7th-grade science essential standards.