The Cell Theory - An Introduction - PowerPoint Lesson and Student Notes Package

Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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15 slides per version + lesson overview handout
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The Cell Theory - An Introduction. Everything you need to introduce or review The Cell Theory is right here including the lesson (student and teacher versions), 3 online simulations, 1 embedded video and a student lesson handout. This lesson introduces the subject of Biology then discusses some Cell Facts, a few of the key scientists that developed the Cell Theory, The H of the Cell Theory as well as its modern day interpretation. It concludes by briefly comparing Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells.

The PowerPoint is interactive and engaging and the student notes will keep your kids interested and alert. This lesson is geared towards students in grades 5-7. If you'd like something for older students, please check out my slightly more advanced Cell Theory lesson which can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Inside the lesson package you'll find:

- The teacher version of the power point

- The student version of the power point

- 3 online simulations

- 1 embedded video

- Student lesson handout

In order, the lesson covers:

- A brief Biology introduction

- Cell Facts

- Cell theory scientists

- The history of cell discovery

- The original Cell Theory

- The modern Cell Theory

- A brief comparison between Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic cells

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The student version of the power point contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.


If you're interested, I have additional lessons on the cell which can be found below.

The Cell Theory: An Introduction

Animal Cells

Plant Cells

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Total Pages
15 slides per version + lesson overview handout
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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