This Life Science Bundle includes 2 units: Cells and Photosynthesis. Each unit contains a variety of inquiry based activities aligned to NGSS standards.
Cells Unit Includes:
Activity 1: Build A Cell: Students build either a plant or animal cell either out of edible parts, or other small easily accessible objects. They then make comparisons between the two types of cells to find the main differences between plant and animal cells.
Activity 2: Organelle Foldable: Students learn about the different functions of cell organelles and then create a foldable with this information.
Activity 3: Cell Analogy: This engaging activity allows students to use their creativity to create an analogy to a cell with something of interest to them. This can be done as a cooperative group activity.
Activity 4: The Microscope: Students are introduced to a microscope and all of the relevant parts that allow proper use.
Activity 5: The Onion Cell: Students practice making a slide of an onion skin, and then use a real microscope to observe onion skin cells.
Activity 6: I Have Who Has: Students wrap up the unit by playing I Have Who Has. This serves as a great review of the organelles and their functions. An optional post test and grading rubric are also included.
Photosynthesis Unit Includes:
Activity 1: Breathe In, Breathe Out Students investigate the relationship between plant respiration and animal respiration.
Activity 2: Let There Be Light Students experiment with light to see how light impacts the rate of photosynthesis.
Activity 3: Photosynthesis: It All Adds Up! Students learn the basics of chemical reactions and use models to show the process of photosynthesis.
Activity 4: Scene 1: Photosynthesis. Students act out the process of photosynthesis using props.
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