Cell Celebration!

Are you eukaryotic? (Answer: Yes.) The first of six installments in the Cells units teaches pupils about the similarities and differences of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. It also covers the functions of various cell components in both types of cells.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create a graphic organizer comparing prokaryotes and eukaryotes
Classroom Considerations
  • Note that there is an associated activity, Sudsy Cells, for the lesson
  • Some basic knowledge of cells is beneficial but not necessary
  • Includes definitions for relevant vocabulary
  • Provides detailed background information for instructors
  • Not much student engagement