4th Grade Cell Structure and Function

 

The student will investigate the structure and function of plant and animal cells.

 

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Identify the function of specific plant and animal parts.

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Recognize the basic structure of plant and animal cells.

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Identify animal and plant cell structures and functions.

 

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Day 1 What is a cell?

  1. United Streaming - The Magic School Bus Goes Cellular (26:13)

  2. An Adventure into Cells and Their Parts Part 1 "What is a Cell?"
    http://www.indiana.edu/~istdept/R521/student_workbook.pdf
    Teacher's Guide http://www.indiana.edu/~istdept/R521/teacher_guide.pdf

 

Day 2 Plant Cells

  1. Watch United Streaming - TLC Elementary School - All About Plants (24:37)
    http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=A8258A12-FF4B-47B1-AED8-17989F765AB4

  2. Label the parts of a plant cell using the pages found below:
    Basic Parts of a Plant Cell http://www.edhelper.com/teachers/plants_A_plant_cell.htm
    Answer Key http://www.edhelper.com/teachers/plants_A_plant_cell1.htm

  3. An Adventure into Cells and Their Parts Part 2 "What are cell parts and their functions?"
    http://www.indiana.edu/~istdept/R521/student_workbook.pdf
    Teacher's Guide http://www.indiana.edu/~istdept/R521/teacher_guide.pdf

  4. Go over what each part of the plant cell does. Use this website to go over each cell part function. http://vilenski.org/science/safari/
    ****nucleus, cell wall, cell membrane, chloroplast****

  5. Make a 3-D model of a plant cell.  Chart to Label Cell

  6. Matching Cards 

Day 3 Animal Cells

  1. Watch United Streaming - The Living Cell (20:00)
    http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=2856C74B-9BC5-4D13-AF58-367F4FE3179D

  2. Label the parts of a animal cell using the pages found below:
    Powerpoint on Cells http://www.hazelwood.k12.mo.us/~cdavis01/map2000/5th/hh05.ppt

  3. Go over what each part of the animal cell does. Use this website to go over each cell part function. http://vilenski.org/science/safari/

  4. Make an edible animal cell.

Day 4  Comparing and Contrasting Plant and Animal Cells

  1. TCAP Coach Lesson 1 Cell Structure and Function pages 32-35

  2. BrainPOP!: Cell Structure
    View an animated movie about a cell structure then take a quiz.

  3. 3-D Plant and Animal Simulation http://www.forgefx.com/casestudies/prenticehall/ph/cells/cells.htm

  4. Chart to Compare Plant and Animal Cells http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/pdfs/modelcell_actsheet.pdf

  5. Match cell parts to function
    http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/facilities/multimedia/uploads/cell_biology/animalcell_DD.html
    http://www.zerobio.com/drag_gr11/organell.htm

    http://www.quia.com/mc/65947.html

  6. An Adventure into Cells and Their Parts Part 3 "Are plant and animal cells the same or different?"
    http://www.indiana.edu/~istdept/R521/student_workbook.pdf
    Teacher's Guide http://www.indiana.edu/~istdept/R521/teacher_guide.pdf

  7. Online Quiz http://education.indiana.edu/~istdept/R521/site/cells.swf

Students viewed plant and animal cells in the science lab.

Day 5 Test

 

Test on cells

a. Chloroplast

b. Nucleus

c. Cytoplasm

d. Cell membrane

e. Mitochondria

1. Organelle that controls directs the functions within the cell and contains DNA.

2. Organelle that breaks down materials and releases energy into the cell.

3. Organelle made of gel-like material that contains water and nutrients for the cell.

4. Organelle that forms the boundary of the cell and controls what comes in and goes out of the cell.

5. Organelle found in cells that contain chlorophyll and use light energy to make food for the cell.


 

Background information http://www.teachersdomain.org/resources/tdc02/sci/life/cell/animplant/index.html