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Students will learn during hands-on science activities that living things are made up of cells, either single or multicellular and that cells come in different types.
This comprehensive Middle School NGSS LAB on living things and cells is designed to align with the NGSS Middle School MS-LS1-1 standard "Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells".
18 pages of engaging hands-on science activities complete and compliment this resource. Just print and teach.
Watch It - What is Life? This video gives a wonderful introduction to this topic and is perfect as an engagement activity. This station will require a computer with internet access to view the video.
Describe It - Cells Observation. This activity lends itself well to a science station. You can get them to describe all or some of the cells depending on time. 5 photos showing both unicellular and multicellular cells are included.
Label It - Label the Microscope. A lovely activity for a station especially if there’s a real microscope on the station to compliment the activity.
Illustrate It - For this station you can have the students draw either a prepared slide e.g. onion cells or you can use the included photo.
Read It - Cellular Life. This is a 2 page newspaper on the history of cell theory.
This resource is included in the complete NGSS 5E lesson found here.
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