Engaging, hands on, and interactive worksheet / coloring page for plant and animal cell structure. Explains key plant and animal cell organelles, with analysis conclusion questions. Perfect addition to any cell structure and function lesson. Includes plant cell worksheet, animal cell worksheet, all teacher keys, and additional resources and enrichment resources.
Activity was developed and sized for interactive notebooks / science journals. However, this lesson would work equally as well as a traditional homework assignment or as classwork. Great as review or test study guide. No prep required! Would work well as a substitute assignment if desired. Full teacher key included.
Addresses many common core and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Lesson was created for elementary and middle school students and reinforces many English language arts common core standards (such as: “Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context”). RST6-8.3, RST6-8.4
Approximately one to two class periods in length (as a point of reference, I teach a 50-minute class).
For my fellow Texans: this lesson is aligned with Texas TEKS 6.12 (a-b), 7.4 (e) iii, and 7.12 (d), but will work with any curriculum that includes plant and animal cells, cell structure, or biological structure and function.
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Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) addressed in this lesson:
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
This standard is covered in the activity. Students color the model cell and answer questions regarding the function of specific organelles
Systems and system models. Systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.
This standard is covered by analyzing organelles and discussing the overall role they play in the larger system of the cell.
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