Cells and Organelles
Students will answer the prompt: "Name an important organ of the human body and describe what job it does."
Students will likely mention the heart, lungs, and brain and the functions they perform. Analogies can be made connecting many organs or organ systems of the human body and organelles within eukaryotic cells (skin/membrane, brain/nucleus, cardiovascular system/rough endoplasmic reticulum) Discuss these similarities with the class after all students have had an opportunity to respond to the prompt
2 Instruction and Guided Practice
3 Independent Practice
Students will answer a Quizizz question set on organelles and their functions. Quizizz can be set up for accuracy (no timer, so that correct answers give full points) or speed and accuracy (correctly answering quickly gives a better score).
The untimed method could be used first and then reviewed with the class before using the timed method with students. Alternatively the untimed method could be assigned as homework.
Students will first brainstorm ideas for a "Cell City" in which each of the organelles we have studied will perform a specific function within a city (like the analogies made in the instruction/guided practice Zaption video). Students can make their "Cell City" an actual city, a farm, a house, or any other structure or situation in which they can make analogies for each organelle.
After brainstorming analogies, students will draw and label their "Cell City". Students will be graded on the presence of all organelles and how accurately each is represented.