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Cell Structure & Function

Updated on 11/01/2016

Activity Overview

In this lesson, students will use cell model diagrams to interact with both animal and plant cells and explore the structure and function of the organelles.

Objectives

  • Students will know the names and functions of the major organelles found in eukaryotic cells.
  • Students will be able to contrast different cell types (plant and animal cells), based on their structure and function.

Vocabulary

  • Organelle
  • Unicellular
  • Multicellular
  • Necrosis
  • Antibody
  • Eukaryote
  • Prokaryote
  • Macrophage
  • B-lymphocyte

About the Lesson

Using cell model diagrams, students will interact with both animal and plant cells and explore the structure and function of the organelles. Assessments are embedded in the activity to encourage discussion and gauge learning.

As a result, students will:

  • Learn the basic functions of the following animal cell organelles: nucleus, nucleolus, mitochondria, Golgi apparatus, ribosomes, lysosomes, rough endoplasmic reticulum, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, centrioles.
  • Learn the basic functions of the following plant cell organelles: cell wall, nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, vacuole, Golgi apparatus, rough endoplasmic reticulum, smooth endoplasmic reticulum.