Initial Model of the Cell

For our first lesson of our new unit, students were tasked with drawing an initial model of a cell.  They used the white boards on their desks to draw cells as they understand them, including the parts of cells (organelles).  Students shared out what types of cells they had drawn and what parts they could remember.  An example of student work is pictured below.

Next, we watched the Harvard BioVisions video Inner Life of a Cell, which presents a realistic animation of how cells move.

We concluded the lesson with students reading Chapter 1 of Inside the Cell.  The “Got It” questions on page 19 are due tomorrow by the end of class.  For homework, students are encouraged to read as much of Chapter 1 as necessary to be able to complete the reading in class tomorrow.

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