Animal and Plant Cells

Lesson Plans

Day 1

  1. Discussion
  2. I Know That http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=Science+Lab&COOK=
  3. Have students label diagram of plant and animal cells.
    Enchanted Learning - Animal cell Anatomy http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/cell/
  4. Make cells with play dough and objects such as buttons and pasta to represent cell parts
    Make a Model Cell http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons_printable.cfm?DocID=101

    Plant and Animal Cell Models http://www.edu.pe.ca/gray/class_pages/rcfleming/cells/demos.htm
    Making Three Dimensional Plant and Animal Cells http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Biology/BIO0039.html
    Animal Cells

Day 2

  1. BrainPOP!: Cell Structure
    View an animated movie about a cell structure then take a quiz.
  2. Comparison of Plant and Animal Cell http://waynesword.palomar.edu/lmexer1a.htm#plant
  3. Make an edible cell http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0251-NickHoffman/

    Edible Animal Cells


     

     

  4. The Function of Each Cell Part http://vilenski.org/science/safari/
    Comparing a Cell to a Factory http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/pdfs/cellsystem_anskey.pdf

Day 3

  1. Powerpoint on Cells http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~cdavis01/map2000/5th/hh05.ppt
    Students complete the following

Day 4

  1. The Virtual Electron Microscope http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/activities/electronmicroscope/

 

General Resources

Cells Alive http://www.cellsalive.com/

Introducing Cells http://www.usoe.k12.ut.us/curr/science/sciber00/7th/cells/sciber/intro.htm

Cell Teaching Theme http://www.teach-nology.com/themes/science/cell/

Cells for Kids http://www.kathimitchell.com/cells.html

Jefferson County Schools Cells http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/cells.htm#Kindergarten_