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Lesson Plans (6) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Assessments (1) Any activity or resource teachers use to help gauge student progress. Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Interactives/Games (6) A learning object that requires a user's involvement. Learning Activities (2) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Learning Assets (3)


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Information Literacy (K - 12), or Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Make your Holidays Ornamentally Cellular
Description: During the holidays, the students will use clear ornaments and other craft materials to create plant and animal cells. They will be able to identify the parts of the cell and identify its functions.  This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.


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Subject: English Language Arts (5), or Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Those Cells Look Good Enough to Eat.
Description: This is a student led activity utilizing visualization and association to memorize the parts of animal and plant cells. Students will work cooperatively to develop drawings to connect the parts of cells to one of their favorite things…food. In addition, art, written expression, oral communication, and technology will be used for completion of this activity.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


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Subject: Mathematics (3), or Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: How Old Is That Tree?
Description: One of the best ways to learn about a tree is to look at its annual rings. Tree rings show patterns of change in the tree's life as well as changes in the area where it grows. In this lesson, students will trace environmental changes using a cross- section of a tree trunk.


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Subject: English Language Arts (4), or Science (4 - 5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Systems Every "body" Needs to Know
Description: This lesson is designed to allow students to explore the human body through a WebQuest with Internet and multimedia resources provided for research. Students will create a cell diagram, write a letter, and create a slideshow presentation to demonstrate knowledge of the subject and appropriate use of technology.


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Subject: Science (5), or Technology Education (3 - 5)
Title: Mitosis: Divide to Survive
Description: This lesson includes a Power Point presentation that will guide the students through an investigation of mitosis, or cellular division. The lesson will review the basic functions and parts of animal and plant cells and then introduce the process of cellular mitosis and division. The lesson's graphics will stimulate student interest and deepen understanding.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Science
Title: Classification 1: Classification of Living Organisms     
Description: In this Science NetLinks lesson, the first in a two-part series on classification, students learn that many kinds of living things can be sorted into groups in many ways using various features, and that classification schemes vary with purpose. Students begin the lesson by sorting buttons, then move on to a more complicated sorting exercise using animal cards. Students sort the cards multiple times using a variety of criteria.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



ALEX Learning Assets


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Title: A cell is more than you think!
Digital Tool: Blogger
Digital Tool Description: The lesson will consist of talking with the class to discuss the animal and the plant cell. After the teacher is finished explaining both, she must ask the students to present their experiences doing the activity. The students will stand up in pairs and presenting together in order to explain to the class three things: their experience learning and teaching each other, one thing they learned teaching and one thing they learned from the other student, and lastly, what aspects of the cells did they find both cells have in common. 


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Title: Crafting With Cell Craft
Digital Tool: Cell Craft
Digital Tool Description: Cell Craft can be used as a learning tool to engage students and enhance classroom learning by incorporating the content standard of identifying common parts of plants and animal cells in an interactive manner. This could be done by giving students the opportunity to work through this activity during center time. It could be used in conjunction with students' biology project and/or graphic organizers.


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Title: Do You Know Your Plant's Cells?
Digital Tool: Study Jams Slide Show - Plant Cells
Digital Tool Description: The Study Jams Slide Show has auto-timed advancing slides that show actual photographs of the different parts of plant cells. Key vocabulary is listed on the title page. It provides an introduction to plant cells.  


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Assessments


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Know Your Cells
http://www.sheppards...
On this interactive site, students can play and interactive game by labeling the parts of a plant, animal, and bacteria cell. They can also take a quiz that gives the definition and they pick the correct word.

Informational Materials


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The Cell: Down to Basics
http://www.beyondboo...
This website compares and contrasts a busy factory with a cell and how they perform special tasks.

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Identifying Eukaryotic Animal Cell Organelles
http://www.wisc-onli...
In this animated object, learners are introduced to the structure and function of animal cell organelles.

Interactives/Games


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Virtual Electron Microscope
http://school.discov...
Students will understand the following: (1) how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of life science and (2) the basic differences between plant and animal cells.

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Plant, Animal, and Bacteria Cell Models
http://www.cellsaliv...
This is an interactive website in which teachers and students can navigate to investigate the common parts of animal and plant cells.

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Know Your Cells
http://www.sheppards...
On this interactive site, students can play and interactive game by labeling the parts of a plant, animal, and bacteria cell. They can also take a quiz that gives the definition and they pick the correct word.

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Eukaryotic Cell Organelles
http://www.cellsaliv...
This interactive website allows students learn the parts of the plant and animal cell. The eukaryotic cell interactive animation allows students to learn the cell organelles and their function.

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Interactive Cell Rebuilding Activity
http://www.childrens...
This interactive reviews cell theory and has students rebuild animal and plant cells. Students can complete a quiz on the information after the activity.

Learning Activities


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Virtual Electron Microscope
http://school.discov...
Students will understand the following: (1) how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of life science and (2) the basic differences between plant and animal cells.

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Plant, Animal, and Bacteria Cell Models
http://www.cellsaliv...
This is an interactive website in which teachers and students can navigate to investigate the common parts of animal and plant cells.

Thinkfinity Interactive Games


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Subject: Science
Title: Virtual Pond Dip     
Description: This E-sheet, from a Science NetLinks lesson, guides students in an online exploration of a virtual pond. They examine the microorganisms present in a drop of pond water.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 3,4,5



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