Struggling to find a way to teach your students about cells and incorporate NGSS? Look no further! This 19 page packet will help you easily implement NGSS standards MS-LS1-1 and MS-LS1-2. With this packet, your students will be able to explain that cells make up all living things and that cells are made of many parts, each with its own function. The following items are included in this packet:
*An explanation of each standard, with clarification statements.
*An implementation guide for teachers to start their cell unit
*Note-taking guides on cells and their organelles. The guides are offered in two different formats with an answer key. (aligned to standard MS-LS1-2)
*Animal and plant cell diagrams with follow up questions aligned to standard MS-LS1-2 (Offered in two different formats with key)
*Student Investigation: students will investigate the difference between living and non-living things using a CER format (aligned to standard MS-LS1-1)
*Cell Project: Includes 3 options for students to complete the project along with a rubric for grading (aligned to standard MS-LS1-2)