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Presentation for Cells

Information about Cells, Cell Processes, and Cell Reproduction are provided in the PowerPoint below. There are links within the PowerPoint directing you and your students to various activities including labs, problem based learning units, manipulative activities and notes. Below you will find a schedule that will help you in your planning and a curriculum guide which you can record additional activities in for future instruction.



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POWERPOINT PRESENTATION>

CURRICULUM GUIDE(.PDF)

CURRICULUM GUIDE (.DOC)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Labs and Modeling for Cells

Everything in this section may be used as a "laboratory" activity. Some of the activities may involve creating models or using equipment. If materials are necessary, please contact me for anything that you might need. Refer to your resource guide and Pearson lab manual for additional labs. Many of these activities are linked into the PowerPoint above. Follow this guide in order to complete labs at the appropriate time.

 
microscope lab
This activity may be used with students in order to demonstrate the basic purpose of using a microscope. It has been adapted to learners who may have difficulty conceptualizing magnification.
 
microscope parts lab
This activity may be used with in order to demonstrate how to measure living organisms using the microscope. Basic principles of microscopic measurement and estimation are used.
 

cork and onion lab

CORK AND ONION LAB>
In this lab, students replicate the process by which Robert Hooke discovered cells, by viewing cork under the microscope. The lab goes well with the history activity on Hooke and van Leuwenhoek.

plant and animal cells
This is a very basic lab in which students view both plant and animal cells and determine the differences. The principles in this lab have been developed into a problem based learning unit in which students must diagnose a patient and also solve a road salt pollution problem.
 

giant cell lab

THE GIANT CELL LAB>

RUBRIC FOR GIANT CELL MODEL>

The Giant Cell is a modeling activity in which students build a cell to scale in the classroom. In this version, students are asked to create a "set" for a movie. This is a very engaging project and students like to make the model bigger and better each year.

cell size lab

DIFFUSION AND CELL SIZE>
This activity is one in which students set up an experiment to demonstrate diffusion rates in various sized "cells." Students study the effect of surface area versus volume to determine and compare this to the amount of diffusion in a specific amount of time.


 

cell transport

In this activity students use their problem solving skills to determine how cells take in materials without ever exposing their internal environment to the external area surrounding the cell.


sockosome mitosis lab

SOCKOSOME MITOSIS>

SOCKOSOME DRAWING SHEET>

Sockosome mitosis was an activity found online. It may be used as a stand alone activity but is also part of a Problem Based Learning Unit which was adapted from a UB Case Studies lesson.


mitosis cookie lab

MITOSIS COCKIES>
The mitosis cookie lab was shared online through the biolistserv (author unknown) and has been adapted for use by your students. It is a simple demonstration of cell replication. Basic principles and stages of mitosis are explained.


enzyme lab
ENZYME LAB>
The Enzyme lab has been adapted for use by your students. This particular lab is a scaffolded inquiry lab in which students can partially develop their own experiment. The lab requires that you provide both pineapple and papaya in order for students to answer parts of the last section.
 
plant game lab
PLANT GAME LAB>
This version of the plant game has been adapted from the CIBT Plant Game activity. This is a great way to have students interact with environmental conditions that result in changes in the plant resulting in homeostasis. It is best to laminate parts and instructions so that copying is minimal.
 
yeast respiration lab
YEAST RESPIRATION LAB>
In this yeast respiration lab, students use different variables including gatorade, sugar and diet coke in order to determine the rate of respiration that occurs in yeast. This activity could easily be adapted into an inquiry version or extension.
 
 

Resources/Activities for Teachers
 

History of Discovery of Cells

In this activity students read about the backgroud of how cells were discovered and the scientists involved. They complete a know, question, learned chart and then watch a Bill Nye movie about the greatest discoveries. Students then complete the chart.

HISTORY OF CELL DISCOVERIES>

KNOW, QUESTION, LEARN CHART>

FORMAL 5-ELESSON PLAN>

history of cells
 

Matching Cell Parts Activity
Students will cut out the cards (teacher prints out) and then match up the Picture of the cell parts with the name. Following this, students will then place the cell part function card with the name and picture.

CELL PART CARDS>

CELL PART NAME CARDS>

CELL PART FUNCTION CARDS>

cell part card


Matching Organization Cards

Students will cut out the cards (teacher prints out) and then match up the picture of the organization level with the name. Following this, students will then place the name with the picture. Use this as a pre-assessment and post-assessment by having students place organization levels in order, before and after instruction.

STRUCTURE CARDS>

NAME CARDS>

organization
 


Cell as a City


In this activity students compare cell parts to the areas of a city. They learn how the parts of the cell work together for the entire functioning of the cell just like all of the areas of a city work together in order to make sure that everything functions smoothly in the operation of the city.

cells city
 
 
Cell Part BioQuains

Have students write these Bioquains in order to better understand cell parts and functions and to make them meaningful to the students.
 

 

 

 

CELL BIOQUAIN>

cell bioquains
 


Cell Structure and Function Articles


Bacterial Cells Eureka Science Web Site
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Printable format:
Bacterial Cells Word File

Questions for Bacterial Cells

bacteria cells

Animal Cells Eureka Science Web Site
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Printable format:
Animal Cells Word File

Questions for Animal Cells

animal cells

Plant Cells Eureka Science Web Site
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Printable format:
Plant Cells Word File

Questions for Plant Cells


plant cells

   
       
   


Problem Based Learning Units for Cells

 
Problem based learning units provide students with an opportunity to participate in real world scenarios and figure out real solutions to problems that have occurred or are simulated.
   



THE CASE OF THE DIVIDING CELL


UB Case Study: THE CASE OF THE DIVIDING CELL>

case of dividing cell

MOVING TO GILBERT, NEVADA

TEACHER INSTRUCTIONS>

PROBLEM BASED SCENARIO WITH FACTS AND QUESTIONS>

MOVIE>

RESEARCH ARTICLE>

VOCABULARY SURVEY>

moving to gilbert

 

 

 

MANY CELLS, MANY FUNCTIONS

 

 

 

PBL: MANY CELLS, MANY FUNCTIONS

A PBL in which students diagnose patients according to a medical history and blood cell analysis. You will need to purchase the following blood smears:

Normal Blood, Sickle Cell and Anemia

pbl blood cells

 

 
Internet Resources and Supplemental Materials


The resources listed below provide additional material for students while studying Cells. The Biology and Cancer NIH unit is an excellent transition to Human Body systems.

Complete the following Worksheet using the Virtual Cell Web Site:

THE VIRTUAL CELL WORKSHEET>

THE VIRTUAL CELL>

virtual cell

Complete the following Worksheet using the Cells Alive Web Site:

CELLS ALIVE WORKSHEET> Contributed by Christina Blanarovich of the Bio List Serve

CELLS ALIVE>

cells alive

The animation below demonstrates how cells have molecular interactions in order to accomplish a specific function.

WHITE BLOOD CELL ANIMATION>

white blood cells moving

The Harvard animation below was created at Harvard and can be used to give visual explanation about how cell organelles and structures work

HARVARD Animation of Cell Structure and Function> (Difficulty: HIGH)

cell animation

HARVARD Animation of Cell Structure and Function Set to Music>

(Difficulty: MEDIUM)


USING CELLS TO STUDY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY NIH

nih molecular

FOR TEACHERS ONLY> (Molecular Biology Site)


cells for teachers
CELL BIOLOGY AND CANCER NIH> cells cancer nih


ANGIOGENESIS (Cancer)

angiogenesis