ExCELLent Paper Plate Cell Model Project {Eukaryotic Cell Structure}

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Project Overview: Students will design a three- dimensional eukaryotic cell model which includes representations of the major organelles.

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Grade Level: 6th-10th | Duration: 90 minutes (each) | Content: Life Science – Animal Cells, Organelles, Eukaryotes

Academic Vocabulary: prokaryotic, eukaryotic, cell, organelle, nucleus, golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, ribosomes, lysosomes, vacuoles, cytoplasm, cytoskeleton

Your students will love creating their own paper plate cell! This hands on project will allow students to understand the basic structure and organelles of an animal cell.

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Student Worksheets, Rubrics, Teacher Notes, and Student Work Samples.

Materials: (2) Paper Plates per student, tape or glue, scissors, plastic wrap or cello paper, (2) balloons per student, pipe cleaners, straws, beads, confetti, copy paper, ribbon.

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Teaching Duration
3 days
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