This activity is great to get students out of their seats and talking about that parts of a plant cell through quiz, quiz, trade. This activity also shows an interactive video for the students to watch and see the inside of a plant cell at work. Showing the video will help the student better understand what the inner workings of a plant look like and the functions of a plant cell. after the students get to fell out a crossword puzzle to apply the knowledge they learned in the lesson.
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|Purpose: The students will be learning difference and similarities between the animal and plant cell structures as well as introducing the topic of photosynthesis.
SOL: living systems
5.5 The student will investigate and understand that organisms are made of one or more cells and have distinguishing characteristics that play a vital role in the organism’s ability to survive and thrive in its environment. Key concepts include
a) basic cell structures and functions;
b) classification of organisms using physical characteristics, body structures, and behavior of the organism; and
c) traits of organisms that allow them to survive in their environment.
NSTA standard- PS3. D
-The energy released [from] food was once energy from the sun that was captured by plants in the chemical process that forms plant matter (from air and water).
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***Use the video to get students engaged this will get them to wonder more about the plant cell now that we have gotten a closer look at how the parts of the cell work together.
· Ask the students to recite some of the things that they remember being in a plant call or recall facts from the film.
· look for these answers.
Chloroplast – An organelle in a plant cell that makes food from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.
Cell wall – Holds the cells structure together.
Cell membrane- This is in both the plant and animal cell and it controls what goes in and out of the cell.
Mitochondria- This is the cell energy processor- it helps supply energy to the cell.
Nucleolus- This is in both plant and animal cells. It is the part of the cell that directs all cell Activates.
Vacuoles- Both plant and animal cells, it is the part of the plant that stores food and water
Cytoplasm- Jelly- like substance that fills the cell.
Photosynthesis- The process that takes place inside a plant to allow plants to make its own food.
Plant cell- This type of cell is surrounded by a thick, rigid, cell wall and is rectangular in shape.
Animal cell- This cell does not have chloroplast and is circular in shape.
Microscope- The instrument used to see a cell.
Cell- Basic unit of life.
· Ask what each part of the cell does?
Ask the students what they remember about the definitions of these words to extend/ elaborate their prior knowledge on the topic and see what they know.
|Evaluation Part A:
How will you assess the students’ knowledge of the new skills taught?
· After the movie and activity, I will have gotten more on what the students know based on the answers that they are giving throughout the activity while walking around listening to their answers. I will keep a tally on students that need some more reinforcement. As well as asking the students questions about the parts of the cells after the game. I will know that the students understand based on the answers they give for the crossword puzzle which will be graded. Refer to the filled-out answer sheet for grading on crossword puzzle if all are filled out it is 100% for everyone missed take off 3 points.
|Evaluation Part B: (after the lesson has been taught)
· Did the students meet your objectives?
· How do you know?
· Did your lesson accommodate/address the needs of all your learners?
· What were the strengths of the lesson?
· What were the weaknesses?
· How would you change the lesson if you could teach it again?