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Students will create an Eukaryotic cell from materials that they can eat. Students will need to have a lesson on the types of Eukaryotic cells and its organelles before they complete this assignment. Students will construct these projects at home and present them to the class. Pictures will be taken of the students and their Edible cell. This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science University, GEMS-U Project.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
1. Students will be able to describe the similarities and differences of cell organelles, using diagrams and tables.
2. Students will be able to distinguishing between the two types of eukaryotic cells
3. Students will be aboe to use digital tools to publish curriculum-related content
Additional Learning Objective(s):
By doing this project, students will be able to verbally and creatively communicate their understanding of the material to a group of their peers
61 to 90 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Technology Resources Needed:
BEFORE THE PROJECT IS DUE
The teacher should:
THE DAY THE PROJECT IS DUE
1. Inform students that when they get ready to present, they must put their name on their Rubric and then hand it to the you (the teacher) before they go to the designated area to present.
2. Inform the students of the designated area where they will present.
3. Inform students that if they need an assistant to hold their cell while they are presenting, then they should pick a person that is not going to distract the presentor or the class. Note: IT WILL AFFECT THEIR GRADE!!!
4. Inform students that when they get finished with their presentation that they should go in the back of the classroom (or where every the teacher like) to take a picture with their cell.
5. Inform students that if they have not turned in their permission slip to have their picture taken, then their picture will not be taken.
6. Inform students that they will receive a grade on their project after all projects are completed.
After the presentation
Students will be assessed using the Edible Cell Rubric.
As an extension, students can complete this activity called "The Virtual Cell Web Page": http://www.ibiblio.org/virtualcell/index.htm.
The "Virtual Cell" will allow students to get a close-up view of several organelles in 3-D! You will be able to choose certain organelles within the cell and manipulate them by zooming in on the organelle, rotating the image, and dissecting several organelles to view their contents. The intent of the activity is to provide you with a better feeling of the appearance (structure), function, and location of the organelles.
For students who might need extra assistance before or after the lesson, they can complete a tutorial called "Inside a Cell." This activity allows students to point to an organelle and find out the name and function: http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/insideacell/
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for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
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poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.