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The student must first have an understanding of the cell, the cellular organelles, and their functions. Afterwards, they will create an organelle matching game using index cards. This will be a reinforcement activity to complete a unit on cells. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project, funded by the Malone Family Foundation.
N.S. 9-12.3 As a result of their activities in grades 9-12, all students should develop understanding of: The cell, Molecular basis of heredity, Biological evolution, Interdependence of organisms, Matter, Energy, Organization in living systems, and Behavior of organisms. (taken from National Academies of Science)
Primary Learning Objective(s):
The student will identify the structure and function of the parts of the typical eukaryotic cell.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
The student will play the "Matching Game" to reinforce the cell unit in preparation for unit test.
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Markers, 4x6 index cards
Technology Resources Needed:
Computer lab to do webquest activities, computers with Internet access and search engines.
This is an enrichment activity that should be used after the cells unit has been covered. All objectives should have been taught before playing the game.
Teacher should observe for correct matches and student participation. The competing groups will assess one another, groups will self assess and the teacher will assess. The three scores will be averaged to achieve their grade. Please see attached rubric for scoring.
If students finish early, allow them to go to the computer lab to complete the cells alive webquest.
Students needing extra practice can do the cell webquest using the Cells Alive
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