Plant and Animal Cells (an Introduction) Distance Education Mini-Lesson TEC 571 Module 5 Grand Canyon University Latasha Smith
About this Lesson and its Requirements This lesson is composed of a variety of resources to help students understand plant and animal cells parts and their functions. Due dates for discussion questions and assignments will be based upon when this lesson is assigned. The teacher will notify students about assignments due dates.
Georgia Performance Standards S5L3. Students will diagram and label parts of various cells (plant, animal, single-celled, multi-celled). b. Identify parts of a plant cell (membrane, wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, chloroplasts) and of an animal cell (membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus) and determine the function of the parts. Objectives The Student will identify the basic parts of plant and animal cells and describe their functions with 70 percent accuracy. Students will also be able to relate the functions of cells to those of real-life institutions or organizations. Students will accurately compare/contrast plant and animal cells.
Vocabulary • Cell Membrane • Cell Wall • Cytoplasm • Nucleus • Chloroplasts • Vacuole • Organelles • Mitochondrion • Golgi Bodies • Endoplasmic Reticulum Corresponding Textbook and Pages Houghton Mifflin: Georgia Science/Life Science Unit C Section 1 pages 322-325
Overview What are cells? Why are cells important? To find out the answer to these questions and to gain a general overview of cells, click on the video links below. After viewing the videos, answer the questions in your journal. Also, post your answers in the class discussion forum. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ answers. Note: You may use pages 324-325 of the textbook to help with this. BrainPop! Cells and Cell Structures ***Be sure to use our school’s login and password.
The Plant Cell What are the parts of a plant cell? The links below will help you find out about the parts of a plant cell and their functions. Printable Page for Coloring and/or labeling Classzone Interactive Model Harcourt School Interactive Model with Spoken Explanations
The Animal Cell What are the parts of an animal cell? The links below will help you find out about the parts of an animal cell and their functions. Printable Page for Coloring and Notes Classzone Interactive Model Harcourt School Interactive Model with Spoken Explanations
Try these Activities The following self checking activities will serve as a review and allow you to determine how well you know the cell parts and their functions. These activities will also help prepare you for the quiz and assignments #1 and #2 in the upcoming slides. Glencoe Virtual Lab The Mixed-Up Cells
Quiz Yourself The following links will take you to practice quizzes. Your final quiz will be timed, and the quiz numbers will be provided by the end of the unit. http://www.lahc.cc.ca.us/biology/bio3/mchernoff/quiz.html http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?2z2l6pnxh42 http://www.thatquiz.org/tq/practicetest?2w2l6pmwlof
Assignment #1 • Create a Venn diagram comparing plant and animal cells. Use only your vocabulary words from this presentation. You may use Microsoft Word or other software and/or the Venn Diagram Maker at http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/venn_diagrams/. Submit or email your diagram to your teacher. Note: If you use the Venn Diagram Maker, you can copy your finished version and paste it into a word processing program such as Microsoft Word. Another option is to draw your Venn diagram by hand and scan it into your computer, and then email it as a .jpg file to your teacher.
Assignment #2 • Now that you have become familiar with the basic cell parts, write analogies explaining how at least eight of the parts of a cell relates to a school. Draw a picture for each organelle discussed in your analogy. (You may use Microsoft Paint or other drawing software and then copy and paste it into your document. If you wish you may write your analogies and draw the organelles and then scan your final work and submit it. Once you have written your analogy, share some of your ideas in the class discussion forum. Respond to at least two of your classmates analogies. If you need further assistance and want to learn more about the functions of the cell parts visit http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm.
References Plant Cell http://www.oup.co.uk/oxed/children/oise/pictures/nature/plantcell/ Animal Cell http://www.oup.co.uk/oxed/children/oise/pictures/nature/animalcell/ Grayscale Plant and Animal Cells Math and Science Graphic Collection Clip Arr CD/Mark Twain Media Student with Microscope http://biology.phillipmartin.info/biology_cells.html Videos http://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/cells/preview.weml http://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/cellstructures/preview.weml Interactive Models http://www.classzone.com/books/ml_science_share/vis_sim/chm05_pg7_cell/chm05_pg7_cell.html http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/510/deploy/interface.html http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/WebLessons/MixedUpCells/default.htm http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/E08/E08.html