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The Cell Theory Rap

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Mrs. Holcombe's Pre A.P. seventh grade science class 


Monrovia Middle School from Madison County School System


The cell theory is one of the basic principles of biology.  The discovery of the cell was not possible until the invention of the microscope. Credit for the formation of this theory is given to Theodor Schwann, Matthias Schleiden and Rudolph Virchow. The cell theory states the following:1) All living things are made of cells, 2) cells are the basic units of all living things and 3) all cells come from existing cells. The students used iPads and Garage Band to create a rap song about the cell theory.

Length: 01:28

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SC (7)
2. Identify functions of organelles found in eukaryotic cells, including the nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, mitochondria, chloroplasts, and vacuoles.
Example: mitochondria releasing energy for use in cellular respiration
  • Identifying components of the cell theory
  • Identifying cells as prokaryotic or eukaryotic
  • Listing the sequence of the mitotic cell cycle
    SC2015 (7) Life Science
    1. Engage in argument from evidence to support claims of the cell theory.
    SC2015 (7) Life Science
    2. Gather and synthesize information to explain how prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells differ in structure and function, including the methods of asexual and sexual reproduction.


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