Let’s Get Theoretical About Cells

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Get up close and personal with cells in a hands-on journey to discover what makes up living things. Scholars learn valuable microscope skills, delve into the Modern Cell Theory, and gain insight into how cells reproduce. The included lab provides practice in sketching cells, identifying organelles, and comparing and contrasting the cells viewed.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Examining life before Modern Cell Theory has great cross-curricular potential; look for illustrations of illness and healthcare from the 1600s to tie in more of the history element
  • If available, pass around models of the different types of cells when preparing to view slides and sketch
Classroom Considerations
  • Discovery Education videos require a subscription to view
  • Requires microscopes
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  • Lesson provides a great foundation for life science classes 
  • Resources are well-organized and presented in an engaging manner
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