Students will be introduced to the cell theory as well as some of the scientists who formulated it. The microscope will be introduced as an integral part of cell study. Students will compare plant and animal cells using a Venn diagram as a graphic organizer. Students will complete a cell models that distinguish cell organelles and their functions as class and homework projects. Students will also use problem-solving and process skills to hypothesize during teacher-led demos and class lab activities. The culminating lesson is a technology presentation done by students using topics discussed during this unit.