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Learning Activities (5) Building blocks of a lesson plan that include before, during, and after strategies to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill. Classroom Resources (3)


ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 2 :
2 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Cell-Gram
Description:

Students will interact with the iCell material to research and identify the structures of the plant and animal cells, their functions and the differences between the two cells. Students will create a 'cell-gram' post, depicting either the function of a specific structure or of how a differentiated/specific cell type will have varying needs for cellular components. 

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit. 




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 2 :
2 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Introduction to the Virtual Microscope
Description:

This is a Microscope Internet Lab that can be used as a virtual lab for a whole class or as a make-up lab. In this activity, students will use a virtual microscope to observe a representative slide of a plant cell. Students will also record detailed descriptions and draw all observations on the student data sheet provided or in a science notebook.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX  Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 2 :
2 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Virtual Microscope: Ticket Out of the Door
Description:

This after activity summarizes information that was learned to describe the structures and organelles within cells by utilizing a virtual microscope during the Virtual Microscope Lesson. (This link will take you the During Activity that should be done prior to this activity.) It provides a quick formative assessment that teachers can utilize to see if students have grasped the material that was taught.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 2 :
2 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Project-Based Assessment: Cell Project
Description:

Students will create a cell model and communicate/present their projects to the class. Students will upload their pictures on a free program called Padlet. Padlet is an application to create an online bulletin board that you can use to display information for any topic. Easily create an account and build a new board. You can add images, links, videos, and more. Students will evaluate their classmates' projects and presentations.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 2 :
2 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 3 :
3 ) Construct an explanation of the function (e.g., mitochondria releasing energy during cellular respiration) of specific cell structures (i.e., nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, ribosomes, mitochondria, chloroplasts, and vacuoles) for maintaining a stable environment.

Subject: Science (7 - 12)
Title: Cell Structure and Function
Description:

The students will identify, describe and discuss the function of the various cellular organelles (nucleus, smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, etc.) and their functions by drawing the cell with the organelles included and then discussing them with others in the class.

This activity is a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.




ALEX Learning Activities: 5

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ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] LSC7 (7) 3 :
3 ) Construct an explanation of the function (e.g., mitochondria releasing energy during cellular respiration) of specific cell structures (i.e., nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, ribosomes, mitochondria, chloroplasts, and vacuoles) for maintaining a stable environment.

[SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 2 :
2 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

Subject: Science (7 - 12)
Title: Animal Cells StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/animals/animal-cells.htm
Description:

Animal cells have many functions that support the life of the animal. Animal cells also have lots of different parts, including the cell body, cytoplasm, mitochondria, nucleus, vacuole, and cell membrane.

The classroom resource provides a slide show that will describe the structures of an animal cell. After utilizing this resource, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] LSC7 (7) 3 :
3 ) Construct an explanation of the function (e.g., mitochondria releasing energy during cellular respiration) of specific cell structures (i.e., nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, ribosomes, mitochondria, chloroplasts, and vacuoles) for maintaining a stable environment.

[SC2015] LSC7 (7) 5 :
5 ) Examine the cycling of matter between abiotic and biotic parts of ecosystems to explain the flow of energy and the conservation of matter.

a. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how food is broken down through chemical reactions to create new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as it moves through an organism.

b. Generate a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

[SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 2 :
2 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

Subject: Science (7 - 12)
Title: Plant Cells StudyJam
URL: https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/plants/plant-cells.htm
Description:

The cells of plants include several parts, such as the cell body, cytoplasm, mitochondria, nucleus, vacuole, cell membrane, cell wall, and chloroplasts. Only plant cells have plant walls and chloroplasts.

The classroom resource provides a slide show that will describe the structures of a plant cell. In addition, there is a sing-along video that students can perform karaoke-style that will help them remember the different structures. After utilizing these two resources, the students can complete the short test to assess their understanding.



   View Standards     Standard(s): [SC2015] BIOL (9-12) 2 :
2 ) Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

[SC2015] HAP (9-12) 1 :
1 ) Develop and use models and appropriate terminology to identify regions, directions, planes, and cavities in the human body to locate organs and systems.

Subject: Science (9 - 12)
Title: Getting Organized
URL: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/lesson/getting-organized/
Description:

In this series of activities, students are introduced to the main types of microbes, scientific classification, how scientists organize living organisms, and the organization of the human body. They will also explore the smallest level of organization of the human body: the cell. They compare plant and animal cells by examining infographics that illustrate cell structures and relating them to organism functions.



ALEX Classroom Resources: 3

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