Beyond the Naked Eye: Cells!
Apr 20 2011
OzReid's picture
Source: Ozzie Reed
Summary Information


cell, cell theory, cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, organelle, ribosome, cytoplasm, mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, vacuole

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)
Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)

Estimated Time Required:

1-2 hours

Diversity Indicators:

This lesson engages and meets the needs of multiple intelligences in the classroom. (Linguistic, Visual, Kinesthetic, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal learners)

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Average: 5 (5 votes)


Adelisi's picture

April 27, 2011 - 8:14pm

Love this lesson!! Kids also

Love this lesson!! Kids also love working with food...You can also use jell-o for the cytoplasm.
plucido's picture

August 10, 2011 - 6:21pm

Beyond the Naked Eye: Cell

Very thoughtful and engaging lesson plan. Love the way that higher-order thinking is interwoven with the basic knowledge of organelles. I'll be using this in the fall - Thanks!
petrossp's picture

December 1, 2012 - 1:36pm

Great lesson and very

Great lesson and very comprehensive. One suggestion/modification: I open up the type of projects students submit to include digital work, compose and perform a rap, create a comic strip, etc. I don't have the funds to supply material for an inclass edible cell model but I do allow students to make their 3-D model edible if they choose.
ramu's picture

September 3, 2013 - 1:01pm

hats off!

hats off! The well-knit plan and creative teaching aids are laudable. The students will, surely, enjoy the food aid and understand the concept with 'naked eye'. Thanks.